On Saturday 30th September 2017, Queensgate Foundation Primary hosted its 6th annual Fun Run.
This year, just under 130 people (and for the first time ever a dog!) signed up 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 third 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. This is something which we hope to continue to do in future years.
The 5k run’s route, took the runners from the school, into East Cowes and then through Whippingham, finishing back at the school.
1st Man - Danny Faulkner - 01:05:44
1st Lady - Mary Norman - 01:19:45
1st Dog - Watson Merry - 01:38:06
1st Boy - Elyas Shahrestani - 00:20:55
1st Girl - Ellie Lovett - 00:23:24
1st Man - Ian Whitmore - 00:23:05
1st Lady - Catriona Curry - 00:23:08
Comments posted on the Queensgate Fun Run Facebook page after the run included:
"Big thanks to everyone involved in the event. It was my first time for this run and really enjoyed it. Even the cooling showers came just at the right times."
"I enjoyed it, was my 2nd time. The cakes at the end were really good. The Marshals were brilliant and very supportive. Thanks to everyone for making this event happen."
"Great day I loved it. Very well organised, great route,I loved all the jellybabies and lovely cakes and tea at the end, I love the medal didn't feel like a 10 mile run very enjoyable thank you everyone . My first one and will definitely do it again"
"Thank you so much to all involved. Such a lovely run, so well put together, the love from the other runners and the support from the wonderful Marshals was like a hug from an angel when I saw them. Look forward to next year....it was my first 10 miler so will be exciting to see how much I have progressed in 2018"