Watermore 10k run survives with virtual course

September 18-25

RUNNERS are being urged to take part in a virtual version of a race to support a Frampton Cotterell school.

The Watermore 10k is now in its seventh year and has raised thousands of pounds for the primary school in Lower Stone Close so far.

Because of coronavirus restrictions on mass events, this year the event is being organised online. Runners still put in the distance, and can choose to follow the race course, a course of their own choosing, laps around the garden or even a treadmill.

Organisers say going virtual means anyone can take part in their own time, at their own pace, as long as they confirm they have covered the distance between September 18 and 25.

A 5k race and children's rainbow run are also being offered, with medals awarded to those who complete their challenge.

One of the organisers, Catherine Pritchard, said: "Our aim, every year, is to provide our community with a professional, fun and community-driven event.

"All profits go directly to the school and our children. As we need to keep social distancing measures in place we won't be able to gather in large numbers or use school grounds; a virtual event is therefore the next best thing!"

To enter the virtual race or find out more information visit watermore10k.co.uk online.