Main race - seniors start

Main race - seniors start

 
This year saw the 31st Butser Hill Challenge which was raising money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. This unique race which is organised by local running clubs brings together seniors from clubs across the south, together with many schools, to tackle the toughest race, over the  highest point, on the South Downs.
Senior race

Senior race

The senior race was won by Julian Manning, from the Denmead Striders Club,  in a time of 32 minutes and 23 seconds. The first woman home was Emma MacReady, from the Royal School Guildford, in a time of 36.22. A total of 219 seniors started the race.

Junior race

Junior race

 
There were three junior races to cater for the wide age range. A total of 132 runners entered from years 4-5, seventy-six from years 6-7 and fifty-six from years 8-12. Churchers School is involved in the event organisation and coordinates the junior entry. The school band was on hand on the day to provide musical encouragement and to entertain over 1,000 spectators .
 
These pictures are by George Spear and are provided courtesy of the Petersfield Post. For more images, information and the full set of results go to www.petersfieldpost.co.uk
 
The event web-site is www.butser.org 
 
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