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01 November 2017

Runners race against the clock at tenth anniversary event

Hundreds of runners took to the start line at Calne Leisure Centre recently for the Clock Change Challenge.

This popular running event with races at 1.5km, 5km and 10km distances is held every March and October, when the clocks change, and this run celebrated the tenth anniversary of the event.

There were record entries this time, with 76 runners finishing the 1.5km, 117 completing the 5km, and 331 finishing the 10km. The oldest competitor was 74, and 48 different running clubs were represented, as well as lots of non-club runners.

The runners were well supported along the way by marshalls and spectators, while the sound of Calne Samba Band encouraged the runners down the home straight.

Daryl Archer from Chippenham Harriers won the 1.5km fun run in 05:42, while in the 5km race, Jamie Parkinson from Thames Hare and Hounds broke the course record to win the men's race in 15:10, and Catriona Ward-Sell was the women's winner in 21:12.

In the 10km race, Patrick Martin from Stockport Harriers was the men's winner in 30:55 and Kat Uphill from Frome Running Club was the women's winner in 41:13.

Thanks go to sponsors Haydens Bakery, which provided a selection of cakes and pastries for runners and spectators

The next event at Calne Leisure Centre is the Santa's Scamper run on Saturday 9 December, when there are only 50 spaces left for this popular event. Enter here.

Last updated: 1 November 2017 | Last reviewed: 1 November 2017

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