Want to run up a hill and break a world record? I have just received the following press release:
PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION FROM SOMER ATHLETIC CLUB
RUNNING EVENT AIMS TO BREAK WORLD RECORD UP A HILL
Runners from across Somerset and beyond are being asked to be a part of world record breaking attempt as part of the Jack and Jill Challenge on Sunday 13 May.
The running event, comprising a 10k off-road running race and a shorter fun run, is in its second year and organisers Somer Athletic Club believe that it will be the best yet.
“We’re hoping to attract a great mix of runners of all ages and abilities to the event and in particular, we want to encourage entries from anyone called Jack or Jill”, says Somer AC Chairman Adrian Holborn.
“We’re unlikely to break any truly athletic records so we thought we’d try and break the world record for people called Jack and Jill up a hill.
The organisers are in contact with the Guinness World Records team to clarify the existing record, thought to be a mix of 117 Jacks and Jills.
The Jack and Jill Challenge covers around six miles of stunning countryside including rolling fields, hidden valleys, footpaths and woodland tracks, over styles and even the odd river or two including an ascent of the famous Jack n Jill Hill.
Adrian adds: “This is a great challenge for all runners, especially those that love to get off the roads in a search for some mud. If we can attract lots of Jacks and lots of Jills, maybe we can set the world record but if not, I’m confident we’ll have a great race that goes up hills and in search of water.”
The race starts and finishes from Haydon Que Club in Radstock. The main 10k race starts at 11.00am while the shorter fun run starts from the same place at 11.10am. Entry fees are £8.00 for affiliated runners or £10 for unattached runners (£2 extra on the day) and just £3.00 for those taking part in the Mini Jack fun run. Runners called Jack or Jill will be able to compete for the coveted Jack or Jill award.
The event helps to raise money for Above + Beyond, the Bristol-based charity that supports all of the city’s nine central hospitals, investing in projects that provide gold-standard care. The Jack and Jill Challenge is sponsored by specialist running retailer Moti.
More information and entry forms can be found at www.somerac.org.uk/jack_jill