16 May 2017
This year all Chew Valley 10k runners will receive a free technical T shirt designed by Chew Valley school pupil Henry Withy (pictured), following a design competition held by the race committee.

Chew Valley School Society is one of three charities which the event raises funds for, alongside Bloodbikes NICU Support and the Bishop Sutton School Society.

14 year old Henry Withy, who is studying Product Design GCSE, said: “It was good to win the competition and I’m hoping I’ll be there on the day to see the runners at the Chew Valley 10k.” More CVS teachers and pupils have entered this year’s Chew Valley 10k than ever before (including Henry’s design teacher Mr Doherty) so competition will no doubt be fierce between the school’s runners. 

The Chew Valley 10km race is now 80% sold out with almost 700 runners entered and the 1km Kids’ Fun Run is now full. Further information and 10km race entry is available at www.chewvalley10k.co.uk.

Joanna Tiley, Director of Debbie Fortune, the Chew Valley 10k’s main sponsor, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring the Chew Valley 10k again for a fourth year running and it will be great to see so many familiar faces running the course. “

Each year nearly 100 volunteers help out at the event as marshals, who are key to the event’s success. If anyone else is keen to help, they should contact organisers ASAP via email@chewvalley10k.co.uk.

As usual road closures are in place for the event including the A368 through Bishop Sutton which will shut from 9-10am on Sunday 11 June, for further details please see the letters’ page for details.

Chew Valley School pupil designs the 2017 Chew Valley 10k T shirt