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.
Benfleet Running Club invite you to take part in the 2014 Benfleet 15 Races
It has a challenging 15 mile, multi-terrain course, incorporating sections of the Canvey Island sea wall, and the undulating Hadleigh Downs, therefore it is not suitable for spikes or wheelchair competitors.
Raced under UK rules of Competition – UKA Licence tbc
Hadleigh Country Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2PP
(PARKING FEES APPLY – LIMITED CAR-PARKING – CAR SHARE IF POSSIBLE)
Awards to 1st three Men and 1st three Ladies. 1st three vets (O/40), and 1st three Lady Vets (O/35),
1st vet Man (O/50), and 1st vet Lady (O/45). 1st vet Man (O/60), and 1st Vet Lady ()/55).
1st Men’s team (3), and 1st ladies team (3)
Technical T-shirt to all finishers of the benfleet 15 Classic Race. Minimum age 18 years old.
Medal to all finishers of the 1 mile Family Run. No minimum age, but children under 10 to be accompanied.