Record turnout for HERTS 10K

PUBLISHED: 13:29 12 October 2010 | UPDATED: 15:36 20 February 2013

HERTS 10k competitors prepare to set off

HERTS 10k competitors prepare to set off

A RECORD number of people once more turned out to take part in the 3rd Annual HERTS 10K Challenge 2008.

A RECORD number of people once more turned out to take part in the 3rd Annual HERTS 10K Challenge 2008.
The event, on October 12 at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, was once again a massive success - in just year three, The HERTS 10K Challenge reached a final figure of 2,504 entries on the day, helping to continue making the race one of the fastest growing regional 10K events in the country.
All the runners and walkers enjoyed some wonderfully warm weather together with a fantastic atmosphere along the six-mile multi-terrain course taking challengers through the beautiful countryside surrounding Harpenden.
The HERTS 10K Challenge raises money for Grove House Hospice and is supported by founding Sponsor Levy Associates, IT and Pharmaceutical Recruitment Consultants, based in St Albans and Amsterdam.
The race not only saw an amazing amount of runners and walkers on the day, but gained a record number of spectators out showing their support, with lots more lining the race route, all cheering the participants on.
This year's race was started by John Motson who turned up to offer his support, sent the runners and walkers on their way, then hot footed it to the start line, to take part, finishing in just over an hour.
The event was also supported by former Arsenal and England International player Alan Smith, the Major of Harpenden, Councillor Pat Kent and Conservative MP for St Albans, Anne Main who both helped present the race cups to the winners, along with John Motson and Lawrence Levy, MD of Levy Associates.
This year's race, again saw some very fast finishing times, with the winning male, Christopher Dittmer coming in at a time of 33:34, Runner up, Andrew Cracknell in a time of 34:07 and 3rd place, Blake Vivian in a time of 34:48. The race also saw last year's female winner, 17 year-old Hannah Walker beat her 2007 time by nearly two minutes finishing at 37:40, Runner up, Beth Thomson in a time of 40:47 and 3rd place, Sally Onn in a time of 40:57.

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