Guildford 10k Review

VantagePoint’s running enthusiast Sarah took part in the inaugural Guildford 10k on Sunday, along with around 1300 runners, who finished either the 10 or 5k races. Despite the weather there was a great turn-out and a great buzz in the High Street as runners headed our along an undulating route towards Merrow and out on the Clandon road, heading back into Guildford along the A25. Road closures were in place to give runners a safe & peaceful race and all roads were opened again by 9.45, and not giving any issues for local residents on the route.

The main charity being supported for Harrisons Fund – a charity named after the eldest son of a family who’s son was sadly diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular dystrophy in 2011, an accelerated muscle wasting disease,  and now spends much of his time in a wheelchair.  The fund aims to raise funds so a cure can be found for this debilitating and alarming condition – helped by a fantastic team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The organisation had 19 runners taking part in the race and raised over £3,000 to help support research into this disease.

Team Orange won the colour battle with the best combined time – led by Cat Johnson. Other teams were turquoise, pink and orange.

Partners for the event were Racecheck, Fitstuff Clinic and Run lab providing much need post race massage, Racecheck, who provided the coloured head bands,  Porsche Centre Guildford  who provided the timing car, & VantagePoint magazine who were one of media partners, Field of fitness – proving the warm-up, and Aasics.

For more information and full list of winners please see the web-site detailed:


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