Going for the record

THE popular Sandy 10 road race looks set to be a record breaker this year for the number of entries. Organisers say they will have the largest field of runners on Sunday, March 25, since the race began in 1983 even though the closing date for postal entri

THE popular Sandy 10 road race looks set to be a record breaker this year for the number of entries.

Organisers say they will have the largest field of runners on Sunday, March 25, since the race began in 1983 even though the closing date for postal entries is not until next Monday.

Among them is last year's women's winner Paula Adams from North Herts Road Runners defending her title.

The race is also the Beds AAA county 10-mile championship and a large team from Bedford Harriers has entered to try and claim the main club title.

Local runners Debs Bryant from Potton, Simon Fawcett from Biggleswade and Andy Phillips from St Neots are expected to do well.

The first local male and female with a SG19 postcode will win one month's free membership to Sandy Sports Centre gym.

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Entries for the free two-mile fun run are taken on the day and all runners must be registered at the race headquarters at Sandy Upper School by 10.15am.

A team of five sports therapists will be on hand at race HQ to provide pre-and post-race leg massages for all runners.

Local resident and chairman of the Biggleswade and District Pensioners' Association Ken Lynch is urging all fun runners to go along in fancy dress and donate £5 which will go towards St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger.

All fun runners will be provided with sweets and chocolate courtesy of the local Budgens supermarket with the store giving away a mystery prize to the winner.

The nominated charity for the main event organised by Biggleswade AC is Keech Cottage Children's Hospice.

Entry forms are still available either from race secretary Stuart Galloway at 8 The Avenue, Sandy, Beds, SG19 1Rl or from the club's website on www.biggleswadeac.org.uk

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