Heanor family day is a huge success

Heanor Running Club celebrated its first ever Family Fun Day last Sunday in one of a series of events to mark the club’s thirtieth anniversary year.

Held at the club’s main headquarters at Shipley Hall Cricket Club last Sunday, the rain managed to stay away for most of the day as over 70 members turned up for an afternoon of fun and activities away from spotlight of training and racing.

With a bouncy castle, face-painting, a soak-the-coach contest, game of rounders, raffle, buffet, bar and bleep test, the day turned out to be a resounding success and a fantastic way to get all members of the club together for a special social occasion.

A massive thank you goes to all those that volunteered, planned and assisted in making the day such a success, especially those on the organising social committee, Ashley Deeming, Joe Rainsford and Donna Baker, face painters Gemma Housley and Jena Robertson and Jan Rainsford, Laura Fernandez and Carl Hughes who provided the buffet and desserts.

Following on from the fun day, the next event in the Heanor RC calendar is the Heanor Running Club Jubilee 10k race that is due to take place in just over one weeks’ time.

The debut edition of the road race will fittingly mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and will be held on Friday June 13 at Shipley Hall Cricket Club.

The event will be accompanied by a two mile fun run and entries are still being accepted for both races.

Starting and finishing at Shipley Hall Cricket Club, the courses will take in parts of Shipley Country Park and the surrounding area.

Supported by Mick Hall photos, Up and Running and Runners World, the Heanor RC Jubilee 10K and two mile fun run will be followed by a presentation, buffet and other activities to commemorate this special year.

Entries can be made by post or online at www.heanorrunningclub.com for details.