The Inaugural Brill Hilly 10k – 3rd April 2011

The inaugural Brill Hilly 10k  was a stupendous success. The runners took on what can only be described as ‘an exceptionally challenging’ course.  We were delighted that with superb marshalling and organisation the whole event went off brilliantly. Villagers from Brill, Oakley, Piddington and Ludgershall and helpers from Oxford City AC marshalled the course and ensured that the safety and enjoyment of all participants was paramount.

Whilst the main race started at the windmill, a 1k fun run and a 150m dash took place back at the finish at the Sports and Social club.  With the weather being very calm and slightly overcast we had perfect conditions for a great mornings running.

The race was won by Charlie May in a time of 35:25 and the first woman home was Victoria Curtis-Smith in a time of 44:16.  The first Brill residents home were Kevin MacMillan in a time of 37:29 and Emma Keys in at time of 46:12.  Tom Gould won the 1k fun run in a time of 4.07.  Congratulations to all the runners for taking on the challenge of Tram hill and winning.

Thanks to all our efforts we have raised over £2,800 (after all costs) for the Intsika Trust, which supports grassroots HIV/Aids projects primarily in South Africa.  Our thanks to the Brill Sports and Social Club, the Brill Parish Council, Brill surgery, GS Mechanical and the Brill CE Combined School for the use of their premises.   All race numbers, medals and prizes were provided due to the contributions made by Zeta Compliance Group plc. Abacus International, The Practice and The Space in Thame.  We also received support from Taplins Plant Hire, Waitrose, Vegware, Alchester Running Club and the Brill Beavers.

Thanks go to all the helpers and officials who made the day a great success. To quote Patrick Cheesman, a runner,

Talking to a friend afterwards who also ran the race, we both agreed that of the all the runs we had done over the past couple of years, this had been the most enjoyable in every respect so thank you and long may The Brill Hilly continue”. 

Continue it will, the next Brill Hilly is planned for Sunday 1st April 2012, a date for your diary.

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