Date published: Monday 14th September 2020 | 12:12 GMT
Our socially distanced St Clare 10k 2020 saw hundreds come together for the long-awaited local charity road race of the year!
A total of 210 athletes took part in St Clare Hospice’s 10k 2020 race on Sunday (14th September). The event was originally meant to go ahead on the usual springtime date in April, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, was postponed in accordance with government guidance. This Sunday, event organisers pulled out all the stops to deliver a covid-secure race in the event’s 26th year of running, which hundreds of local runners enjoyed in the early-autumn sunshine.
The 210 participants, including two wheelchair athletes, set off from the Hastingwood-based hospice at 10.30am, tackling a route along roads through the beautiful Essex countryside.
T54 GB Paralympian and Harlow Athletics Club wheelchair athlete coach, Richard Chiassaro, was the first wheelchair competitor across the finish line in a time of 25 mins 28 secs.
The first man back was Elisha De Mello, from Rugby and Northampton running club, in a time of 32 minutes 10 secs – taking First place at the St Clare 10k. Second was Alan Oliver from Sleaford Striders (34:17), followed by Innes Fullerton of Braintree & District Running Club (34:38) who took Third place overall.
The first woman back was Katy Woodward of Ware Joggers with a time of 39 minutes 25 secs. Followed by Rebecca White from Saffron Striders RC (41:10), and then Vicky Simpson of Bishop’s Stortford Running Club (43:41).
Special thanks go to all the volunteers who marshalled the route and helped on site.
The St Clare 10k 2020 Results are available here:
The Wheelchair Athletes Results are available here:
Photo credit: Nigel Otter