Whilst the Lindfield Village Run is traditionally a 5k and 10k run around a rural cross-country course on the second Bank Holiday in May – this year, because of the current social restrictions in place, we will be holding a Virtual Lindfield Run & Walk.
Between Saturday 29th and Monday 31st May 2021 residents are encouraged to go for a walk or run and to go past one of three ‘selfie boards’ – where participants are encouraged to take a selfie. The snap can either be posted on social media with the #LindfieldVillageRun or emailed to email@example.com, where they may be used in a round-up article in this magazine.
Co-chair Katherine Alcock explained: “Unfortunately, the timing of the easing of restrictions mean that there is no simple answer for holding an event at the end of May. However, we did want to try to bring people together in a shared activity over that weekend.”
This means that anyone can take part in 2021 – whether you fancy a stroll around the village, a power-walk to the shops or do your usual 10k route – in 2021 we can accommodate any abilities and any distance! We just want the community to get involved and have fun.
Without any distance or speed awards this year, we have decided to create three fun prize categories – judged from the photos sent in. Prizes will be given for:
- Best Fancy Dress
- Largest Family Bubble
- Brightest Running Gear
The selfie boards will be located next to the Pond, Hickmans Lane Playing Fields and at the bottom of the Common. There will be no official registration for this event. Simply go for a walk or run, take a selfie on your route and send in the photo.
LOOK OUT FOR THE SELFIE BOARDS
participants are encouraged to take a selfie. The snap can either be posted on social media with the #LindfieldVillageRun or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, where they may be used in a round-up article in this magazine.
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Lindfield Village Run Results
Many runners come back to Lindfield Village Run year after year. Here's a few quotes we've had taken from runners...
Those hills lol see ya next year!
Great event thanks to all the volunteers! Not so much to the hills out in Ardingly.
Fantastic event and even though my results are missing I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A fab event. Lovely bunch of friendly marshals. Thanks very much for volunteering and making it a great run!
Lovely event and a perfect first 5k for my 11 year old grandson. So well organised and fantastic volunteers. Well done to all involved
Really enjoyed my run, thank you very much. It was my first 10k ever and it was so well organised. A massive shout out to the marshals
Thanks to everyone who made today’s run possible. Great organisation, marshalling and mud!
As a regular competitor in the Lindfield Run, just wanted to say THANKS to everyone involved who gave up their time. It was a great event - as ever - possibly made better by the complete mudfest! A real laugh - and a wonderful way of bringing together the village.
A wonderfully fun route amongst all the mud with fantastic marshals and great organisation. The other runners I encountered were also great and really helped to make a top notch race. Personally I was especially grateful to runner number 330 who got me running again when I was giving into my demons and having a sneaky walk up one of the hills. He gave me the little nudge of encouragement I needed.
Just wanted to say thank you for a great race on Sunday. As a family of four we ran the 10k and it was a beautiful day and course - proper cross country, trail running. A few minor hiccups were more than compensated for by the 'village run' feel, the course and the enthusiasm of the marshals and volunteers. We will be back next year.
I really enjoyed this well organised event in my home village.
A great event and I'm looking forward to registering again next year!
The atmosphere was really lovely and it was nice to see the village come together and enjoy the sun and the run.