The village of Felton is to host its very own 10k trail race in memory of villager and former Alnwick Harrier Anne ALLAN, who sadly lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease recently.
Anne was a great asset to Alnwick Harriers and shared her passion for running with all who knew her. She would often be seen running through the village of Felton along the banks of the River Coquet on her much loved trails. So what better way to remember Anne than to have an annual event like this in her name!
There will be The Anne Allan Shield, awarded to the first male and female Alnwick Harrier donated by Anne’s husband Phil, along with trophy’s for all category winners donated by Anne’s parents.
On Sunday 3rd September at 13.00 hours, the Anne Allan 10k Coquet Trail Race will set off from Felton War Memorial and wind its way past the village church into the woods of Felton Park. You will inch along the St Oswalds Way hugging the River Coquet with some fast downhill sections, and the odd challenge thrown in for good measure. Our event photographer will be out on the course recording your smiles which will be downloaded onto our Facebook page. You will finish on Felton Bridge and will be given the chance to enjoy some free home made soup and refreshments for all competitors in the Village Hall.
Junior trail races of 1 mile will also be held at 12pm for 8 to 11 year olds and also for 12 to 15 year olds. There will also be the Foxy Trot for the little ones with a fun task of hunting the cheeky fox and finding his name! There’ll be rewards and medals for all Juniors and Tots. Hotdogs and refreshments will be provided for the kids.
Money raised will go towards village outdoor facilities and local projects for all to enjoy.
Further details can be found on the events Facebook page “Anne Allan 10k Coquet Trail” and on the Twitter page “@AA10kCT”. Entries are here https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=3788.