Running total hits an all-time high

Hundreds of runners pounded Prestwood pavements for the Chilterns Neuro Centre’s annual festival.

Run Prestwood attracted a record 263 participants of various ages and skill levels, featuring a 10k race, a 5k fun run, and a children’s race.

Another record to be smashed was the amount the event raised for the Chilterns Neuro Centre – £10,300 – which will go towards life-changing services for people with neurological conditions.

Previously the Chilterns MS Centre, the Wendover-based charity rebranded in 2023 when it opened its services to people affected by Parkinson’s and strokes.

Danielle Medd, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at the Chilterns Neuro Centre, said: ‘Today’s race was not just a celebration of physical endurance, but a testament to the supportive nature of our community.’

The women’s 10k race was won by Helen Mulhall, of Bearbrook Running Club, with a time of 42m 19s, and the men’s 10k event was won for the second year in a row by Adam Shute, of Chiltern Harriers Athletic Club with a time of 35m 41s. Adam missed out on equalling his previous year’s time by one second.

Special thanks went to Jeremy Swan Estate Agent for their event sponsorship; Prestwood Gym and Fitness Centre for hosting; and the students of Bucks New University, who provided pre- and post-race massages. Appreciation was also extended to Tesco in Amersham and Morrisons in Aylesbury for goody bags, and Prestwood Stores for the water bottles.

The Rotary Club of Great Missenden and District and the 41 Club provided essential teams of marshals and volunteers. Their dedication ensured the safety and smooth running of the event.

Info:
To see the full list of finishers or to find out more about the work of the Chilterns Neuro Centre, visit chilternsneurocentre.org