Record crowds for packed 10k run

Buckingham 10K Run.Action at the start.'111016M-A111

Buckingham 10K Run.Action at the start.'111016M-A111

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MORE than 170 runners pounded the streets of Buckingham and the countryside around Stowe for the Buckingham 10K run on Sunday.

Organised by the Buckingham Ladies Circle and Buckingham Table, records were broken as this year’s numbers exceeded those of previous events.

The estimated proceeds of £1,900 will be split between two charities: the Puzzle Centre in Middle Claydon for pre-school age children with autistic spectrum disorders and the Florries Children’s Team, which helps families of children with life-limiting illnesses.

The course was a full 10km this year, and the multi-terrain route began in the town centre, up Stowe Avenue, around Stowe Landscape Gardens and back into town.

The men’s open was won by Rob Taylor while Justin Fowler won the men’s vets.

The junior category was won by Patrick Taylor, Lucy Mayer won the ladies vets and Lisa Bull won the ladies open.

All timings and information are available on www.buckinghamcircle.weebly.com.

Elspeth Parkhouse, secretary of the Buckingham Ladies Circle said: “Buckingham Circle would like to thank Heron Signs for the start/finish banner, Quaker Cereals who donated the cereal bars, The Whale Pub for being the HQ, Buckingham Boot Camp for providing the water at the end of the race, all marshals, our photographer, the farmer for allowing access to the land we ran on, the National Trust, the Town Council, Buckingham Acoustic Club, 3rd Buckingham Scouts, the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser and to all the runners for their support.”

The provisional date for next year is Sunday, October 21. Visit the group’s Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Buckingham10kRun - for more information.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Buckingham Circle can visit www.buckinghamcircle.weebly.com.