Calling all those looking to tackle the Christmas over-eating and get fit in the new year – entries are now being taken for the 2014 Chew Valley 10k and Fun Run.

It will take place from 9.30am on Sunday, June 22 and organisers are looking to build on the success of this year’s inaugural event, which saw 455 runners – from as far afield as The Netherlands – tackle the scenic yet stimulating course.

Chew Valley 10k race director Ann Booker said: “The first Chew Valley 10k and Fun Run was fun for runners, spectators and families alike and was a community event that epitomised what’s great about living in the Chew Valley.

“We were delighted to put the profits raised to good use in buying iPads for Bishop Sutton Primary School, which have allowed the children to really engage further in their learning.”

The 2014 race has room for 600 entrants, with the chip-timed, traffic-free route starting and finishing at Bishop Sutton Primary School, whose PTA run the event.

The circuit heads west through Widcombe and on up the hill to Hinton Blewett, before dropping back down to Bishop Sutton to the finish line. The 2013 winning time was 35 minutes.

Entry costs £14, or £12 for runners affiliated to a UK Athletics club, and can be made online

Entrants for the 10k must be 15 or over but there will once again be a 1km fun run for younger runners, where up to 250 children will be able to race against their friends, siblings and class mates.

For more information, or follow @chewvalley10k on Twitter.


taken from the Bath Chronicle website – written by Neil Rose

Overindulged this Christmas? Get fit for Chew Valley 10k and fun run