Wiltshire Publications

Fourth Westbury Lions 10k set to be a roaring success

WESTBURYLions’ annual 10k run is taking place this weekend;  the predicted numbers are already exceeding last year’s turnout, and entries are still open!

The run, which takes begins at 11am on Sunday 12th October, is held in order to raise money for the Lions Club welfare committee, which distributes help to community causes such as schools and local charities, as well as low income families or individuals in need.

The route will  see runners work their way  from the White Horse Country Park, along Lower Westbury Road to Bratton, down Court Lane, left to Capps Lane, then crossing a short field back to the country park for the finish.

The number of runners has increased this year, with more than 135 entrants already booked to run. Participants will be travelling from as far as Bristol and Salisbury.

Event organiser and club vice-president Jarvis MacDonald said “Part of the appeal of this run is due to the level route. With no big hills to climb, amateurs and club runners alike can run side by side and really enjoy the course. We have made a big effort this year to ensure runners have a chance to get to know the route in advance, with copies of the course being published on our website and available from the Lions bookshop.”

The run is open to anyone who wishes to take part, and entry forms can be found at www.westburylions.org.uk, or you can sign up on the morning before 10.30am. Entry is £8 in advance or £10 on the day.