326 runners braved the cold and turned out to support the inaugural Kidsgrove 10K yesterday (Sunday 22 January) and a light covering of snow at the start of the race failed to dampen the enthusiasm of runners, marshals and spectators at this new event in Staffordshire.
In the 1.5-mile fun run for juniors the emphasis was on the word ‘fun’ as the youngsters ran through a playground and went down a slide! With prizes for the winning boy and girl as well as the best fancy dress.
There was a good camaraderie between the runners who cheered each other along the course in Clough Hall park. Added to this was plenty of encouragement from marshals and spectators that kept everyone’s spirits up in spite of the weather.
However, there was a chance to thaw out and re-fuel courtesy of The Filling Station catering van at the King’s School HQ in Kidsgrove.
All finishers received a bespoke medal, memento and a Buff-style hat.