Petworth Park, West Sussex

Sell Out Inaugural Event Hailed as Huge Success

Sell Out Inaugural Event Hailed as Huge Success

Sell Out Inaugural Event Hailed as Huge Success

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On the morning of Saturday 30th May, over 1000 runners descended on the beautiful Petworth Park in West Sussex for the inaugural sell-out Affinion Discovery Run.

Enjoying the sunny weather, participants took part in the Discovery 5k, 10k, Half Marathon and Youth Run with 155 children taking part in the Kids Fun Run and over 80 runners taking part in a canicross run.

Gillian Marshall from Cranbrook Joggers who took part in the 10k commented on how much she enjoyed the event: “The route was spectacular and the scenery amazing. Everything about the day was well organised and it was lovely to have cheery marshals – everything was covered. Where can I sign up for next year?”

Following the grand finish in front of Petworth House participants and spectators enjoyed a packed Sports Festival which included within the Sports Festival were stands from Balega, i-Run, Lucozade and Salming. Perfect Motion Physio and Rise Sports Therapy were on hand to relieve sore muscles and there was plenty of activity from Guildford International Volleyball Club, Stoolball England and Westgate Leisure plus catering and much more.

Event Director, Louise Cornish said: “Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event. It’s been fantastic to see so many people enter, turn up and complete the event, and to see all the spectators here to support them, enjoy the day and Sports Festival. The stunning scenery throughout Petworth Park offered the perfect backdrop to the event and we look forward to returning in the future.”

Prizes were awarded to the following people:

Discovery Half:
1st Amy Harris
2nd Liz Young
3rd Lucy Hilton

1st Ken Caullkett
2nd Matthew Taylor
3rd Matthew Jolly

Discovery 10k
1st Sorcha Cotter
2nd Penny Abbott
3rd Kerry Scott

1st Mark Furth
2nd Jamie Corbett
3rd David Castle

Discovery 5km
1st Caroline Wood
2nd Donna Read
3rd Rebecca Moreton

1st Neil Boniface
2nd Mark Burrows
3rd Mark Rakobowchuk

Discovery Youth 5k
Female: Emily Muzio
Male: Jacob Cann