Harey Eight run is resounding success
Almost 80 runners took part, all of whom finished, and there were 44 entries in the children’s fun run.
The multi-terrain, eight mile run took place on Sunday, July 1 at 10.30am, starting and finishing at the Hungerford Rugby Club.
Club member Dennis Benneyworth said afterwards: “There was a great family atmosphere and participants received a medal, which was well received. The race was really well supported on the day, with a barbecue, teas, coffees and cakes as well as the bar in the rugby club for a well earned drink for both runners and their family and friends who turned out to support them.
“We’d like to say a big thank you to all the marshalls for their help on the day, to Tesco for providing the water and bananas, Hungerford's own Tonic Health Boutique for some goody bags, John O'Gaunt school for the use of their car park, the rugby club for the use of the venue and the landowners who helped with providing water for the water station, and the cutting back of footpaths.”
Hungerford Hares was set up almost five years ago by founder members Mandy Waldon, her sister Claire Digweed and fellow local runner June Frith.
The club, which now has 50 members, meets at 7.30pm every Tuesday night at Hungerford Rugby Club.
Ms Waldon siad: “We’re all very friendly and enthusiastic and continue to welcome new runners, both beginners and the more experienced, to our sociable group. We run beginners’ programmes twice a year, with the next one starting on May 15 and anyone who is interested can just turn up on a normal Tuesday session where an experienced club member will guide the group through the eight- week programme.
More details are available from the club website at www.hungerfordhares.co.uk.