Watermead Challenge 2018

It’s fast, its flat, it’s Watermead Challenge!
Despite clashing with the England v Colombia World Cup tie, 420 runners of all abilities competed in this popular lakeside run around Watermead Country Park.
The event is organised by The Rotary Club of the Wreake Valley.
Race Director Chris Battye, pictured above with Charlie Stevens, said: “This confirms my opinion that if you don’t watch England play, they might actually win. I am convinced that if the run had not clashed with the match and I was watching then we would have lost.”
In the five mile event the Mens’ winner was James Paterson in 28 minutes, eight seconds, and the Womens’ winner was Anne Holyland in 28 minutes 32 seconds.
The Mens’ three mile run was won by Lucas Spence in 17 minutes and forty eight seconds, and the Womens’ three mile winner was Sophie Dunbobbin in 18 minutes and ten seconds.
All runners received a commemorative medal and were accompanied by motivational music performed by Thurmaston Scout Band.
As a charity fundraising event this year’s the proceeds will be shared by Leicester Childrens’ Holiday Centre, HCPT Pilgrimage Holidays and Dementia UK.
Thanks to everyone for their support, whether runners or volunteer helpers. We look forward to seeing you all again for the 10th Watermead Challenge in July 2019.