Hundreds get set for fun run races
HUNDREDS of runners will take to the streets for the Wells Fun Run in May.
The annual event, organised by Wells City Harriers, takes place this year on Sunday, May 27.
Start times are: 10am Junior (under 8s); 10.15am 1.2k; 10.25am 3k; 10:50am 5k; 11:15am 10k.
Entries can be made in advance at entrycentral/wellsfunrun or on the day at Race HQ in Wells Town Hall, from where race numbers and timing chips can be collected.
There will be age category prizes and a medal for every finisher.
The race for juniors will be held in the Recreation Ground while the other races start from the Market Place, and will take runners along High Street, St John Street and part of Southover. The 1.2k route continues along Silver Street and back to the moat. The other routes will take runners through Palace Farm.
The 3k runners will then turn left along a concrete path before reaching the cycle track, turn left again across a field, and re-enter Wells at the corner of the moat. A second lap starts by turning left into the Recreation Ground, past the bandstand, right after the gate and out onto South Street, by the car parks. They will turn left along South Street and left into Silver Street and back to the moat.
After running through Palace Farm, the 5k and 10k runners will continue out to Dulcote along the cycle track, before coming back into Wells along the B3139 and alongside the moat of the Bishop’s Palace. The 10k race is two laps of the 5k route.
Organisers ask that runners are guided by marshals at Dulcote, where the 5k and 10k routes may differ slightly, and at the end of the first lap, where the 5k and 10k routes diverge.
More information is available on the Harriers’ website, wellscityharriers.org.uk/wells, which will also carry the results.