Congratulations to everyone who took part in the final race of the Women’s Running 10K 2014 Race Series today in Finsbury Park. Race day conditions were perfect, with barely a breeze and mild yet not too hot weather – we enjoyed running with you and helping you achieve your time goals. Well done to our three winners – in first place was Danielle Stapleton who ran a speedy 43:31, in second place was Jen Smith in 44:01 and third was Yeny Morales in 44:25.
Our pacers, who paced times from sub-50 to sub-70, helped you around the course, which included a few hills and a mixture of grass and flat concrete. Women’s Running cover model and fitness coach Jacqueline Freeman (pictured below) led the warm-up and also ran the 10K, encouraging others to get round and enjoy the race. Jacqueline, who once ran the Virgin Money London Marathon, also ran our other London event in Lee Valley earlier this year. She says: ‘I loved the atmosphere at this race – doing the warm-up was great fun and I got to chat to a lot of runners on the course. It was the perfect atmosphere.’
Many thanks to our race partners, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Decathlon, 9bar, Saka Water, Everything But The Cow and Popchips – we made sure that in addition to the fantastic drawstring goody bag you got at the end that you were also treated to 9bars, EBTC protein drinks and Popchips as well as tea and cake from Chigwill Scouts. Thanks to our partners for keeping you fed, watered and hydrated!
Some of you traveled far and wide to take part in the race, including two ladies who came over from Ireland to run before heading off to the local pub to watch some sport, as well as the amazing group of runners (pictured below) who came over from Spain purely to run our 10K. We feel very honoured – well done ladies!
Here’s what you had to say about the race…
‘What a great run – really pleased with my time – a PB for me! Thank you for a very well organised event. The marshals were great, encouraging us as we went round, thank you!’ – Sharon Conquer
‘Great event today at Finsbury Park. Can’t wait for next year’s series!’ – Charlotte Woofindin
‘Great race today and fantastic atmosphere at Finsbury Park’ – Nikki Fairbairn
‘Love that the cover model is actually a runner and running the Women’s 10K today.’ – Laura Stewart