RESIDENTS have been encouraged to take part in the Evesham Vale 10K race and help make strides to one of the town’s biggest fund-raising projects at the same time.
Taking place on Sunday, July 13 members of Evesham Running Club are encouraging all kinds of runners including beginners to take part in the event which will be supporting the Evesham Bell Tower Appeal.
Now in its seventh year, the race has attracted a popular following and is well supported with marshals along the route pointing runners in the right direction and offering water.
The route, which starts and finishes on Crown Meadow, is situated around streets, parks and Evesham’s riverside paths and takes in picturesque views of rural Worcestershire.
If anyone is interested in joining as a business there is also a corporate entry category to encourage firms to enter teams of four or more.
As well as the main race, the popular age group races for children will take place afterwards.
One person taking part and currently preparing hard is chairman of the Bell Tower Appeal committee Dr Sue Ablett.
She said: “I’ve been running on and off for about 30 years now. I was a founder member of the first Evesham Running Club and, for a long time, the only female member of that club.
“Things have changed a lot over the years, and you now see far more female runners out and about. I might have got slower with advancing years – not sure I’ll make my target of finishing in just under the hour – but my love of running is as strong as
“It’s a great way to keep fit. I’ve already registered so have a few months to train.”
Visit www.eveshamvalerunningclub.org.uk for more information about Evesham Running Club and the 10K run.