The Kirste 5 Memorial Race 2014 est. 2012 Incorporating the Kirste 1 mile Family Run
“When it's all over, it's not who you were. It's whether you made a difference."
Benfleet Running Club invites you to remember Kirste Bowman (nee Snellgrove)
Kirste was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and underwent six bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She passed away on February 9th 2012, at the age of just 42 after raising more than £50,000 for breast cancer charities by running 23 marathons while fighting the disease. She joined Benfleet Running Club in 2001 and throughout her treatment she never stopped going to the club, and would train most days. Her smiling face will be forever missed.
Our 2013 race raised £ 8,500, so thanks to everyone who took part!
Sunday 10th August 2014 from 10.00a.m
Grove Wood Primary School, Grove Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8UA A charming 5 mile route heading to Hockley Woods, returning through Cherry Orchard Jubilee Park, New England Wood, & Grove Wood.
Due to the nature of the course, race entries will be limited and closing date is 19th July. Entries on the day if race not full.
Benfleet Running Club completed the finances on their 2nd Annual Kirste 5 Memorial Race this week and they were more than happy to present cheques to Bosom Pals, and Macmillan Nurses. The race raised £ 8,500 split between the charities.
Ambassadors from both charities attended a special DVD and Quiz night, where the work of South Essex Filmmakers was viewed for the first time. Nigel Folkard from Bosom Pals and Keith Elgar from Macmillan joined 100 attendees at the event.
South Essex Film Makers stationed 7 cameramen at the Kirste 5 Race this year, and have put together a souvenir DVD. Copies of the DVD are on sale online, priced at just £ 5.00 per copy, and all profits will again go to two of Kirste’s favourite charities. The Filmmakers have tried to capture all the runners during the event, and highlights of the Balloon Race are also shown the DVD. There is a limited run of initial copies of the DVD, so runners should order their copy early, via the website.
The popular race, which is held in memory of Kirste Bowman (nee Snellgrove) has been pencilled in for 10th August 2014, and the organisers are hoping to include a walking group, as well as the 1 mile Family Run and 5 mile main race for next year.
Pic shows some members of the Kirste Race committee (R-L)
Ian Jordan, Nigel Folkard, Mike Jordan, Sylvia (Kirste’s mum), Graham Booty, Bobby Oliver, Karl Cadman, and Keith Elgar.
They were also members of Team Benfleet Movember, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer by growing moustaches during the month.