We are thrilled that, despite uncertainties around COVID-19 forcing another virtual version of our flagship fundraiser this year, more than 200 people took part in the 2021 HERTS 10K and Half Marathon in October 2021, funding 433 hours of hospice care for local patients with life-limiting illness and their families.
The 218 participants – most from St Albans or Harpenden, but with participants from across the region and as far as Yorkshire, Wales and Kent – ran routes of their choice on Sunday, October 10. Some chose to split the distance into several runs over the course of a week, completing their chosen distance the following weekend.
Local runners enjoyed clear skies, dry roads and even some autumnal sunshine as they took to the roads, lanes and tracks across our geographical footprint.
We’ve reviewed entry times for the junior division, 10k and half marathon and we would like to congratulate our fastest runners from each category.
1st Lindsey McGregor
2nd Jo Botterman
3rd Karen Hogan
1st Terry D’Arcy
2nd Sam Burgess
3rd Gavin Clifton
Half Marathon Women
1st Caroline Bennett
2nd Angela Connery
3rd Bethan Wyn Roberts
Half Marathon Men
1st Philip Jones
2nd Luke Goodson
3rd Nigel Martin
1st Alex Moffat
2nd Pippa Willis
3rd Connie Bell
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event!
Amy Chambers, our Head of Fundraising Development, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone who took part. By running and raising funds, you’ve helped safeguard the future of this much-loved local event with all its history, heritage and prestige and fund local hospice care too.
“We’re so excited to bring back the HERTS 10K and Half in all its glory in October 2022 – recreating that brilliant sense of community spirit and camaraderie as thousands of people come together in Harpenden to walk, jog or run side by side for local hospice care.”
Earlier in October 2021, another six runners raised an amazing £20,000 in the London Marathon.
Amy added “If you’ve already signed up or are considering taking part in a walking or running ultra-event like the Jurassic Coast Challenge or the London to Brighton Challenge, then we’d love you to fundraise for Rennie Grove. We can provide advice, ideas and inspiration that will help you make a big impact on people’s lives as you work towards your own huge achievement.”
Find out more and how to sign up here.