The annual Bushey Quarter Marathon received a makeover this year including a new route, new organisers and new name. The sun shone brightly on this year’s Spire Bushey 10k on Sunday 14 July, hosted by Queens’ School in Bushey. It was a great success and raised a fantastic £7,000 for this year’s beneficiary, The Prince’s Trust.
Organised by David Lloyd Pacers, nearly 400 adults ran the 10K and 350 children raced around Queens’ School’s playing fields in the junior races. It wasn’t all about racing, as a fun-filled summer fair was also on offer including a penalty shoot-out with Watford FC coaches, face painting, bouncy castle, Pimms tents, BBQs, dance classes, local stalls and free post-race massages for runners by our very own Perform physiotherapists. Spire Bushey staff dished out goody bags throughout the day whilst Business Development Manager Lisa Trybus handed out awards to the winners.
Race Director Celia Findlay from David Lloyd Pacers said: "We had a great turnout, despite the hot weather. I think most people had a really good day and we've had positive feedback from lots of runners." The team hope to continue organising the 10k again next year and make it a regular event in the Bushey calendar. Celia said: "I'm up for a challenge. It was a lot of work but we learn from our mistakes and we’ve been really encouraged by the positive comments from people."
Read more about the day's events on the Spire Bushey 10k website