Westover Nissan and Toyota got behind the organisers, runners and supporters of the ‘Salisbury 10 Mile Road Race’ again this year.
The event – which sold out for 2018, the 23rd year it has taken place - is the brainchild of the City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club. It took place on Sunday 8th April, starting from Salisbury Fire Station.
The Salisbury car showrooms – both based on Brunel Road, Churchfields Industrial Estate - have supported the road run for the last four years.
As well as lending a voice of encouragement on the side-lines, the team from Westover provided a car and driver to show runners around the course, guiding them along the beautiful Wiltshire lanes of the Woodford Valley. Fittingly, the lead vehicle was the silent and fully electric Nissan LEAF. It is emissions-free so the front runners were able to breathe perfectly clean air, despite being in hot pursuit of the car!
“Entry places sold out long in advance of the event and we were really pleased to see lots of local people cheering our runners on as they raced through the Woodfords,” said Steven Mitchell, one of the organisers of the ‘Salisbury 10’.
“There’s always a great atmosphere on the day and we’ll have all ages taking part - from teenagers to septuagenarians - and a range of abilities too, including recreational runners and super sprinters! I know they all appreciated the encouragement on the way round, no matter how much or how little running experience they have.
“We are so grateful to our sponsors, including Westover Group, whose donations and support are invaluable. This is our flagship event of the year and it’s a great way for us to raise some of the funds we need to finance the day to day running of the Club.”
The Athletics and Running Club has in excess of 300 members. The 10 Mile Road Race sold out in record time this year and more than 900 runners took part.