Gill Fox – 2K Race Director
I have been involved with the Corsham 10k for many years.Initially, I was asked to join the team to introduce goody bags for each finisher.Being part of this great committee my main role is to ask local businesses to be involved and help with the expenses to enable us to give more back into the community.Many of the sponsors bring a huge contribution, commitment and laughter on the day of the event too. I am very honoured to be part of this very successful event and thrilled to see how it has grown over the years and bring the whole community together year after year.
Whilst my journey with running has been relatively short I am absolutely delighted and proud to be part of the Committee for this long established event, it is such an inclusive event for each and every runner as well as providing financial support to local charities and organisations. I personally thrive on all the pre-race activities and this year will be working with our army of volunteers whose valuable contribution plays a big part in making this event the success it is.
The Corsham 10k was the first race I ever entered and double the distance I had previously run before. It was such a great experience that I was back on the start line the next year desperate to beat my time. I now proud to be involved in the organisation of the event helping with car parking and the signage around the course. The great thing about the Corsham 10k is its inclusivity. It does not matter if you are an elite athlete or a complete novice, the cheers of encouragement from the crowd ensure you will have a great time.
I first ran the Corsham 10K in 2005 having been handed a flyer at the Bath half, after moving and joining Corsham Running Club, I’ve been involved with every Corsham 10K since 2007, mostly with the 2K course and many years as the 50 minute pacer for the 10K. I’m proud to be working on the committee as Treasurer and Website/Social Media duties
Being relatively new to running, I found Corsham Running Club to be very inspiring and I enjoyed making lots of new friends in running. I wanted to help the 10k continue from strength to strength and I really admire how supportive of all levels of runners the 10K is.