A Grand Effort By Runners In King's Lynn Gives Charities a Much Neededs Cash Boost
22 August 2021
22 August 2021
The streets of King’s Lynn were a riot of colour today as thousands of runners turned out for the return of the Asda Foundation GEAR 10K.
The wait was finally over today as the GEAR 10K and Bespak by Recipharm Mini GEAR returned to Tuesday Market Place in support of a host of deserving good.
There was a fantastic atmosphere, with perfect running conditions, as hugely-supportive crowds cheered the runners around the route, which featured the town centre, River Ouse pathway, The Walks and a number of historic buildings including Red Mount and the Custom House.
First across the finish line was Adam Mussett in a time of 32mins 33secs. Neil Adams took second place in 34mins 16secs with Wayne Lathwell third in 34mins 24secs.
Olivia Walwyn was the first woman home in 37mins 01secs followed by Amy Beck who clocked 37mins 42secs for second spot and Lucy Mapp who took third in 38mins 22secs.
Our GEAR 10K Wheelchair winner today was Peter Downing in 55mins 37sec.
There was plenty of friendly rivalry in the Bespak by Recipharm GEAR 10K Corporate Challenge in which teams battled to be crowned fastest team in the race. The results will be announced soon.
Also popular was the Bespak Mini GEAR - a 1.2-mile fun run for people of all ages and abilities, with every finisher receiving a Mini GEAR medal and a goody bag to show off their achievements.
As one of the region’s most popular charity road runs, the event is expected to generate a huge cash boost for local charities including the event partner charities the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, West Norfolk Mind, The Purfleet Trust, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Forward, the Benjamin
Foundation, Headway, Theresa’s Tiny Treasures and Nelson’s Journey
Tristan Batley-Kyle, head of events at Run For All, which organises the event in partnership with Alive and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council, said: “We are delighted with the success of today’s GEAR’s 10K. It was wonderful to see so many runners and spectators turning out for an event that supports the work of some great causes.
“We are particularly grateful to the excellent voluntary groups of Eventeers who gave up their time to ensure everyone enjoyed a safe run.”
Entries are open now for the 2022 GEAR 10K and Bespak by Recipharm Mini GEAR with discounted entries available for the 10K until midnight on Monday 23rd August. The 2022 event will take place on the usual event weekend of Sunday 1st May 2022. For more details, go to www.runforall.com.