This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run. As ever, it was a jolly community get-together with races for all ages, seasonal stalls and terrific prizes! Back by popular demand, we had our ‘Fastest Street’ competition. The fastest cumulative time for three runners won. And new for 2022, we introduced a category for the ‘Fastest Family’ (one adult and one child or two children aged 11-18) and ‘Fastest Business/Club/Society’. Plus, there were also prizes for a ‘Have a Go Hero’ and ‘Best Fancy Dress’ in the 5K. The event was organised in association with Barnes Fitness and sponsored by Castle Royle.
Photos taken by Barnes Fitness’ sports photographer, Chris Drew, can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
This year’s event took place on Sunday 9 October at The Piggott School.
Online entry has now closed. On the day entry costs an additional £2.50 for the 5K and £2 for all other races (cash only).
There are four races, split according to school year groups: pre-school toddle (100m), reception and years 1 & 2 (1km), years 3 & 4 (1km), years 5 & 6 (2km) as well as a chip-timed, multi-terrain, 5K for those aged 11+ (see course map).
Registration/Number pick up is from 9am. The pre-school toddle starts at 9:30, Reception and Years 1 & 2 at 9:45,
Years 3 & 4 at 10:05, Years 5 & 6 at 10:30 and the 5K at 11am.
Every runner had the option of a medal. If you opted out of a medal, we’ll make a contribution towards local tree planting. Photos by Barnes Fitness’ photographer, Chris Drew, are also free to download after the event.
There were some GREAT prizes this year (thank you to everyone who kindly donated!).
Our winners were Longfield Rd, High St and Kibblewhite Crescent.
We had more eco-friendly, seasonal and sporty stalls than ever before: Pumpkin rolling races with the Twyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association, Polehampton PTA‘s teddy tombola, face painting, golf skills with Castle Royle, footie skills with Twyford Comets and you can get in shape with Shredquarters. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy seasonal produce from Twyford Growers, get your bike fixed for free with Dr. Bike (book your slot here), stock up on eco-friendly products with Maya’s Refillables and peruse a wonderful selection of beautiful books from Usborne. And if you need a little help getting over the line, Saxcelerate will be energising you with all your favourite pop, rock, jazz, TV and film tunes!
The 1st Twyford Scouts will be bringing their breakfast BBQ, we have tea and coffee from Cafe2U, a selection of homemade cakes from Happy Hours Pre-School, Claire’s award-winning, nutritious Amazeballs and you’ll be able to cycle your way to a free drink on My Journey Wokingham‘s Smoothie Making Bike, ‘Pedalicious’.
There is parking on site, but participants were encouraged to walk or cycle if they could. Cycle racks are in the car park, but participants were responsible for securing bikes with their own locks.
The Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run supports Twyford Charities Together. The group was formed in 2011 to give local charities, often lacking their own fundraising team, a helping hand.