Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Mark Francis, got runners underway at the 2016 Staines 10K on Sunday 15 May.
The race, organised by Staines Strollers and Runnymede Runners, with support from Spelthorne Borough Council, saw 595 runners completing the course with the winner, James Samson, finishing in a time of 33 minutes 30 seconds.
The women’s race was won by Tish Jones who completed the course in a time of 34 minutes 43 seconds and finished 3rd overall.
Cllr Maureen Attewell, Cabinet Member for Leisure at Spelthorne Council said: The Staines 10K is a fantastic community event and judging by the speed with which the places get booked up, it remains as popular as ever. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who gave their time to help make the event a success.”
Race Director, Ken Saunders, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people taking part in this year’s event and to see the great community spirit around the course. Lots of supporters were out to cheer on and offer support, drinks and sweets to the runners which was really appreciated by those taking part.”
The event was made possible thanks to a team of enthusiastic marshals and volunteers and the kind support of sponsors: Everyone Active, Mova Hairdressing, Brewers, Stream AMP, London House Renovations, Brewers, Staines Chiropractic. Cousins Fruiterers, Apex Sports, the Frame Workshop and Starbucks.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities. A number of runners also raised money for their own charities and good causes.
The full results of the 2016 race are available on the Staines 10K website at www.staines10k.co.uk and details of the 2017 race will be available there in the autumn.