runner gets set for four charity races in aid of Mind
Burnham-On-Sea runner will be among the hundreds of entrants taking
part in a running series across Somerset for charity that starts
Curtis, who is a member of King Alfred Sports Centre, is taking
part in four races in the '1610 Race Series', totalling 35km in
is running on behalf of the mental health charity Mind in West Somerset
is starting with the Hestercombe Woodland Wander on Sunday March
5th before taking on a 10k at Bridgwater in April.
says she was a reluctant runner to begin with: "I dont
really enjoy running but the team at King Alfred Sports Centre has
been so fantastic in encouraging me."
joined the gym to manage my Asthma and they have helped me so much
with training and given me advice about weight training to help
strengthen my leg muscles. I
decided to run four races for Mind and I am doing it with a friend
and our aim is just to finish all the races which will be a great
achievement for us."
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Woodland near Taunton provides the setting for the 5K fun run on
Sunday March 5th which heralds the start of a new running season
with the 1610 Race Series for 2017.
The 1610 race series has proved to be very successful since its
launch five years ago with more runners than ever before taking
part and especially novice runners who have now got the running
Bridgwater Bolt 10K in April looks set to break records for the
number of entrants and the Chard Chaser 10K in September is also
increasing the number of entrants due to popular demand.
The 1610 race series consists of four 10k races, a sprint triathlon
and our family 5k & 2k fun run - which are all located across
the counties of Somerset and Dorset. The race series offers runners
an opportunity for fundraising for a number of charities including
the 1610 Charity of the Year, Mind.