22 March 2014
Richmond Riverside 10K Run 2014 - result!
The Pageant Runners did themselves proud today and were worthy of the tremendous support they have received from family and friends. Sadly, Alice had injured herself in training, but the other seven members of the team arrived in good time, raring to go. Alice had nobly come along to watch and support, as had several other friends and family members. Mercifully the overnight rain had cleared away and it was bright, if rather chilly. The first challenge came even before the run started - the queue for the toilets!
With around 1,000 runners, the start was staggered and our team were in the third group of four.
Some of the supporters went off to around the 8Km mark to cheer them on their way – and then catch them again as they neared the finish.
At the time of writing this I am not sure of all the final times, but I believe that four of the team finished in under an hour – brilliant! You all did so well and thoroughly deserve your medals. (Charlotte is missing from the photo below, as she went home before it was taken, to look after an injury she picked up during the run – we all hope you are feeling OK now.)
Thank you all so much, team, for all the training and effort you have put into this, and thank you, too, to all your wonderful supporters. The Gambian schools and families that you will be able to help with the amazing amount you have raised will be, as they would say themselves, highly grateful.
We are looking forward to our Gambian trip in April, when Frances, Caroline, Rachel and Ellie will be coming out to give sports, maths and art sessions and materials to several schools – I wish that all members of the team could be coming… next time, maybe. Don’t forget to keep an eye on the blog between 7th and 18th April to see what is happening .