Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run

Twyford Together Charity 5K and Fun Run

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.

Can I see photos from this year’s event?

Photos taken by Barnes Fitness’ sports photographer, Chris Drew, can be downloaded for free by clicking here.

When and where is it?

This year’s event took place on Sunday 9 October at The Piggott School.

How do I enter?

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).

What races were there?

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).

What time did each race take place?

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.

What’s included?

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.

What were the prizes?

There were some GREAT prizes this year (thank you to everyone who kindly donated!).

  • First male and female over the line in the 5K win one month’s membership to Castle Royle Golf and Country Club.
  • Our top three Fastest Streets in the 5K can choose between wine tasting and tour for three people at Stanlake Park, three vouchers for cheese toasties made with organic cheese from award-winning Nettlebed Creamery or three biodynamic veg boxes from Waltham Place.
  • The Fastest Family in the 5K (one child and one adult OR two children aged 11-18) will receive four complimentary tickets to the newly opened Biscuit Factory cinema in Reading.
  • Fastest Business/Club/Society in the 5K gets a selection of beers from Loddon Brewery.
  • Our Have a go Hero in the 5K gets a family photo shoot at ABL Photography
  • Best Fancy Dress in the 5K gets a mixed box of Claire’s Amazeballs.
  • Fastest boy and girl in the infant and junior races as well as the fastest boy and girl aged 7-9 in the 5K get Decathlon vouchers and
  • The three fastest boys and girls in our toddler races will receive a surprise!

Who won the fastest street competition?

Our winners were Longfield Rd, High St and Kibblewhite Crescent.

Were there any other attractions?

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!

Were there refreshments?

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’.

Was there parking at the event?

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.

Which charities do you support?

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.

Supported by:

Castle Royle logoBarnes Fitness