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Brand new running event coming to Reading’s Green Park next May

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Brand new running event coming to Reading’s Green Park next May

A brand new running event has been announced to take place in Reading (Berkshire) next spring. Sunday 18th May 2014 will see the happening of the inaugural Royal Berkshire 10K, starting and finishing just off the M4 in Green Park.

The event features a 10K race which is open to anyone aged 15 and above as well as the Mini Marathon, a flat and fast 3K loop within the Green Park campus aimed at children, families, school teams and runners of all ages looking for a shorter race distance.

The Royal Berkshire 10K also incorporates the Corporate Challenge, aimed at company teams who want to sign up and participate together. Awards will be presented to the fastest male, female and mixed teams with the top 4 runners from each team qualifying.

The one lap 10K route is flat, fast and run on fully closed roads with an attractive mix of landscaped parkland and rural tree lined roads. Suitable for runners of all levels, the Royal Berkshire 10K offers beginners an easy introduction into running events whilst providing a fast route for those wanting to set a new personal best. Bands and entertainment along the route will keep the runners motivated and create a great, inspirational running atmosphere.

The organisers have confirmed that there will also be a vibrant all-day race village at the heart of the event in Green Park with entertainment, catering and activities for the whole family as well as the runners and their supporters.

Co-race Director Chris Sumner commented: “I am excited to announce the launch and the opening of registration for the inaugural Royal Berkshire 10K. We have been working hard to develop this new race, which takes place in a fantastic and easily accessible location with plenty of free parking. The route is flat and fast with the majority run in the beautiful Berkshire countryside and the race is open to runners of all levels. We look forward to delivering a fantastic race experience next May.”

Registration is opening today (Friday 5th July 2013) with entry fees of £18 (affiliated) and £20 (unaffiliated) which include a technical t-shirt, parking, a medal and a goody bag at the finish. Entry to the Mini Marathon costs £6.50 including a t-shirt and a medal. The Royal Berkshire 10K starts at 10.30 am and the Mini Marathon at 9.15 am.

The Royal Berks Charity and Have a Heart have been announced as official event charities.

Go to www.royalberkshire10k.com for further race details and to register now, join the Facebook page www.facebook.com/RoyalBerkshire10K and follow @royalberks10k on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Inspiration, camaraderie, sunshine and smiles at the inaugural She Runs Windsor 10K

The bank holiday weekend saw the happening of the inaugural She Runs Windsor 10K & Expotique in Windsor’s Great Park, with a great friendly vibe in the air all weekend and lots of happy runners crossing the finish line on the Long Walk yesterday.

Sarah Wilkins from Reading AC took the lead as soon as the start horn went off and clearly dominated the field, finishing in a time of 0:41:59. Anna Bartlett came second in a time of 0:42:17 whilst Helen Preedy, who is part of the Sports Development Team at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, took third place in 0:42:20. Full results are available on www.sherunswindsor.com .

A total of 1247 runners crossed the finish line on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May), with more than a quarter saying that She Runs Windsor had inspired them to run and get active, and that it was the first race they had ever signed up to and taken part in. More than 340 runners and walkers were raising money for Cancer Research UK, the Official Event Charity.

Prizes for the top three runners included a specially commissioned hand turned bowl from the ancient oaks at Windsor Great Park, a pair of sports earphones from the Yurbuds Inspire for Women range, a Shock Absorber sports bra, a Halo Headband and a pair of CEP compression socks.

The race was started by The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Councillor Rayner, The Mayoress and Miss International Great Britain Zara Ramsay Nortley.

Shauna Buffington, VP for Competitor Group Europe, commented: “I would like to extend massive congratulations to all the women who ran the 10K today. It was a stunning day in Windsor Great Park and we are appreciative of the crowds who joined us to support the event in its inaugural year. The atmosphere all weekend was fabulous and very inspiring.  It was clear that many people achieved something meaningful by taking part and by conquering their own personal challenges.

“The idea behind She Runs Windsor was to put on an event that was open to female runners and walkers of all ages and from all walks of life, and I think we can say that we truly achieved that. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2014 and will announce details of next year’s race shortly. A big thank you also to the volunteer teams from the local Scout and ATC Groups, and to everyone who came to the Great Park to cheer on the runners.”

The Free Fitness Funday which ran alongside the Expotiquer on Sunday, saw fitness demonstrations from Intelligent Running, Just Jhoom!, The Fit Body Formula, Five Star Fitness and Box Bell Fit. A range of specialist retailers were exhibiting in the EXPOtique which featured the Fit Me, Treat Me, Inspire Me and Buy Me areas as well as the Teapigs Organic Matcha Tea Bar, the Clif Bar Sports Nutrition Bar and the Macdonald Windsor Hotel Bubble and Cupcake Bar.

CEP was the main sponsor of the event whilst event partners included Clif Bar, Yurbuds, Halo Headband UK, teapigs, Shock Absorber, Vita Coco, Cliff Roe Sports, Macdonald Windsor Hotel and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Please go to www.sherunswindsor.com for the full results, photos and further details, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SheRunsWindsor and follow She Runs Windsor on Twitter @SheRunsWindsor . The date and registration details for She Runs Windsor 2014 will be announced shortly.

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Sponsors and event partners announced for She Runs Windsor 10K & EXPOtique

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Competitor UK, a leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company and organiser of the She Runs Windsor 10K and EXPOtique, has announced some high profile sponsors and partners for the event which takes place on 5th and 6th May 2013 in Windsor’s Great Park.

With a 2 day EXPOtique and a Free Fitness Funday on Sunday 5th May the event is aimed at women from all walks of life who like to keep fit as well as their families and friends, with entry to the EXPOtique free for everyone.

Shauna Buffington, VP for Competitor Group Europe, commented: “She Runs Windsor is a unique event in our sports portfolio, and one that I feel very passionate about. At Competitor Group women are at our core, accounting for over 60% participation in our US events. We are delighted to announce some fantastic sponsors and event partners with a like minded commitment to sport, fitness and wellbeing which take this event to the next level.”

CEP has been announced as a main sponsor whilst event partners for the She Runs Windsor 10K & EXPOtique include Clif Bar, Yurbuds, Halo Headband UK, teapigs, Shock Absorber, Vita Coco, Cliff Roe Sports, Macdonald Windsor Hotel and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

A unique media structure is in place too with running fitness, Women’s Fitness, Health & Fitness, Running4women, DIVA and Round & About Magazine featuring as media partners for the event.

Places to the inaugural She Runs Windsor 10K on 6th May are still available with runners, PB chasers and walkers welcome. Anyone wishing to take part should go to www.sherunswindsor.com to register and for further details, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/SheRunsWindsor and follow She Runs Windsor on Twitter @SheRunsWindsor .

Cancer Research UK is the Official Event Charity for She Runs Windsor.

Round & About Magazine signs up as Media Partner to the new She Runs Windsor 10K event in 2013

A brand new women’s only running and life style event called ‘She Runs Windsor’ will be coming to the UK next spring and was launched today (23 October). Part of the She Runs the World series, She Runs Windsor has been confirmed to take place on 6 May 2013 (bank holiday Monday) in the Royal Borough of Windsor.

Organised by the Competitor Group, She Runs Windsor is not just a 10 km race but a health and lifestyle event aimed at women of all levels, ages and from all walks of life who are passionate about sports, fitness, health and wellbeing.

Starting and finishing on the famous Long Walk in Windsor’s Great Park, the UKA certified 10 km course is undulating and entirely run on traffic free roads around The Great Park. Some of the key sights en route include iconic landmarks like the George III Statue, the York Club, the Jubilee Statue and the Royal School. Running down The Long Walk with a stunning view of Windsor Castle in the background will be an unforgettable experience for everyone taking part.

Another unique aspect of She Runs Windsor is the Expotique, a three day event taking place in The Great Park and leading up to the race on Monday. The Expotique will form the heart of the unique race village and will be split into four sections which summarise what She Runs Windsor is all about: INSPIRE me, TREAT me, FIT me and BUY me. More details about the Expotique will be revealed shortly. Runners will be encouraged to bring their friends, families and supporters with plenty of things for them to see, try, do and get involved in too, all with a focus on sports, fitness, health and wellbeing.

One of the most exciting additions to the UK running calendar and lifestyle market, She Runs Windsor promises to become a high profile celebratory event from year one, uniting women and celebrating all things female. Everything is thought of at this race including onsite parking, luxury toilets, female changing facilities, MyLaps bib tech timing and some great food and drinks outlets at the Expotique. Starting pens will also be in place, allowing faster runners to chase that PB from the moment the start horn goes off whilst slower runners, beginners and walkers can set off at their own pace.

Race ambassador Liz Yelling was present at the launch and commented: “I am proud to be involved with She Runs Windsor and to be an official ambassador for the race. The route is very scenic and will provide a great running experience, and the Expotique is a fantastic addition and another reason to sign up. The spirit of this event is welcoming, inclusive and in celebration of women and all things female, and I look forward to supporting everyone in the build up to the race.”

Shauna Buffington, VP for Competitor Group Europe, added: “At Competitor Group women are at our core, accounting for over 60% participation in our US events.  We’ve found women travel together, support each other and care about wellness.  Women around the world are much the same – they inspire, influence and celebrate the ones they love.  She Runs Windsor is a natural for the UK and will offer a little well-deserved girl time.”

The launch took place at the York Club in Windsor Great Park, with quintessential afternoon tea being served whilst the route was unveiled and speeches were made. The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Councillor Rayner was present too to show his support for the new event.

A limited number of early bird entries are available at a cost of £22, and organisers suggest entering as soon as possible in order to secure a place. Registration is open now and will remain open until the maximum capacity of 8,000 runners has been reached. The start time of the race is 10.30 am.

The registration page is live at www.sherunswindsor.com with the full website due to be unveiled by the middle of November.

A unique media structure has been set in place for She Runs Windsor with Running fitness, Women’s Fitness, Health & Fitness, Running4women, DIVA and Round & About Magazine having been announced as media partners.

‘Walk Ten’ for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Coombe Abbey & Country Park, near Coventry, on Saturday 30th July.

‘Walk Ten’ for Marie Curie Cancer Care at Coombe Abbey & Country Park, near Coventry, supported by HomeServe is a series of unique 10k summer evening walks taking place at 20 magical venues around the country – many of which are usually closed to the public in the evening.

The cost to register is £10, children under 16 go free and people are asked to raise as much as they can for Marie Curie Cancer Care. All the money raised will make an invaluable difference locally, helping Marie Curie Nurses to provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes.

At the end of every walk there’s a real celebration, with friends and families enjoying fireworks, picnics and music long into the summer evening. At 10pm, the time when Marie Curie Nurses start their night shifts, candles are lit and everyone is silent for a few moments to think about the people being cared for, as well as their own loved ones.

Walk Ten at Coombe Abbey & Country Park promises to be a wonderful and memorable evening and I hope many people can come along to enjoy it.

For more information about your nearest Walk Ten go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.

Yours,

Sue Elliot
Marie Curie Nurse