On Saturday 1st October 2016, Queensgate Foundation Primary hosted its 5th annual Fun Run.
This year, we were completely overwhelmed by more than doubling our numbers from last year with 155 people registering to run. All monies raised were given to the Queensgate PTFA, who are saving up to contribute to a new outdoor learning environment for the children.
The run took place over a 10 mile and a 5K route, both starting and ending at the school.
For the second year, we were extremely lucky in being granted permission to take the 10 mile run through the beautiful, historic grounds of Osborne House and the Barton Estate, into Wootton and back to the school via Alverstone Road.
The 5k run’s route, took the runners from the school, into East Cowes and then through Whippingham, finishing back at the school.
To celebrate our 5th year anniversary, the children of Queensgate Primary were given the task of designing our Winner’s medal.
Mrs Nancy Webb, who is the only person to have run all five 10mile races chose the winning design, by Jessica Heng, who was in Year 6 last year.
In the 10 Mile run, Joe Wade won in an impressive 1:04:03 with the first woman, Trish Train, crossing the line in 1:18:06.
In the 5K the oldest competitor, Peter Jolliffe won in 22:31 with Ellie Lovett coming in second at 22:40, who was 57 years Peter’s junior!!
Our first Queensgate pupil home was Ebony Connor-Johnston who crossed the line in 25:29.
Comments posted on the Queensgate Fun Run Facebook page after the run included:
“Fabulous route, great organisation, superb marshalling and lovely cakes and tea at the finish”
“What a great day! Thanks to all the organisers and marshals… P.S. The jelly babies were just the ticket, roll on next year’s run”
“As always, it was a fantastic run and that is why you are getting more runners!”
“Fantastic route, thank you to all the volunteers that braved the weather, looking forward to running it again next year”