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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER! 

With less than two weeks to go until Mawnan Fun Run, there is still time to enter this fun event for all the family. Falmouth Rotary Club is calling for people to get their running shoes on for the 10k, 5k or 1 mile children’s fun run which will all start at Carwinion Playing Field on Sunday 24th September at 10am.

The event has increased in size over the past five years with almost 250 competitors taking part last year and over £2,000 raised each year for local charities. Rotarian, Rod Allday, Chairman of the organising committee, said “We are hoping that this year’s event will be a record breaker but the closing date for pre-entries is at midnight on Sunday 17th September so competitors need to sign up soon in order to guarantee getting and medal and goody bag at the finish.”

The event offers something for everyone, with a 1 mile fun run around the village which is aimed at primary school children aged 11 and under, and 5K and 10k races for those who fancy more of a challenge. There will also be a barbecue, refreshments, a licensed bar, and lots more going on in Carwinion Playing Field during the morning.

The event has been really well supported by local businesses who have donated some excellent prizes for the winners of each race category. The Budock Vean and Meudon Hotels have both donated dinner, bed and breakfast for the winners of the 5k and 10k races, and The Cove, The Greenbank Hotel, The Trelawne Hotel and The Red Lion have all donated dinner for the age category winners. There will be trophies for the children’s age categories donated by Cornish Holiday Cottages.

Runners can enter online at www.mawnanfunrun.org.uk/entries and postal entry forms can be downloaded from the website. Entry on the day will be available at a surcharge of £2.00 per person but those runners will not be guaranteed to receive a medal and goody bag.

 

KIMBERLEY’S SIGN UP FOR MAWNAN FUN RUN 

Mawnan Fun Run Committee were celebrating this week as Kimberley’s Estate Agency confirmed their sponsorship of this year’s event.

The Fun Run, which takes place this year on Sunday 24th September, has become a popular fixture in both the village and the road running calendar and draws competitors from all over Cornwall and beyond for the 5k, 10k and 1 mile children’s Fun Run. This is the fourth year running that Kimberley’s have supported the event by providing much needed finances to help cover the running costs which means that the majority of the money raised through entry fees can be donated to local charities. In the past Kimberley’s have also provided sports drink bottles for all competitors and this year they will be supplying something new for the goody bags which will be revealed on the day! As he handed over his cheque to the committee last week, Steve Kimberley said “Mawnan Fun Run is one of my favourite events of the year and I am always very keen to support the great work that Falmouth Rotary Club does in organising such a successful day. I’m really looking forward to being there on the day and cheering the runners on as they cross the line.”

Rotarian Rod Allday, chairman of the organising committee, encourages as many people as possible to enter in advance at http://www.mawnanfunrun.org.uk. “We have already received lots of entries to date but can only guarantee medals and goody bags to those who enter before the closing date which is at midnight on Sunday 17th September so runners need to make sure they don’t leave it too late!”

The event starts and finishes at 10am in Carwinion Playing Field in Mawnan Smith and, in addition to the races, there will be plenty of entertainment in the field for spectators and competitors so it always promises to be a great day out for all the family.

SUN SHINES ON FUN RUNNERS 

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The sun shone on Sunday for another successful Mawnan Fun Run which saw almost 250 people of all ages taking part. The event, which has been organised by Falmouth Rotary Club for the past 4 years, was hailed as the best yet and all the money raised will be split equally between Rotary Charities and Mawnan School PTA.

This year saw the introduction of a new route for the 10k race which attracted a record number of entries. First place went to Colin Snook of Cornwall AC in a time of 34.31, followed closely by Aaron Benney and Steve Strachan. First female home was Emma Paull from Hayle Runners who was also 5th overall. The 5k race was won by Andrew Martin from Mile High who finished in 17.25, with Anna Harrold taking first place for the women.

The 1 mile children’s fun run was as popular as ever with a great turn out of all ages and abilities. The youngest participant was 2½ year old Arthur Whetter who finished just in front of Ann Bennett who took part to raise awareness of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), an illness from which she suffers. The winner of the fun run was 11 year old Ben Stevens who stormed home in just 6m 36s, with the first girl, Emily Child, who turned 9 the day before, hot on his heels in 3rd place overall in a time of 6m 53s.

Rotarian Rod Allday, Chairman of the organising committee, said “It is always very rewarding to see so many people taking part and enjoying the fun run and it makes all the hard work by the organising committee worthwhile. We are very grateful to all the local businesses who donated so many fabulous prizes and our thanks go to each of the 50+ volunteers and marshals, without whom we would be unable to stage the event”

The event started with an energetic warm up led by Gillian Sadler of Embrace Dance Fitness and, after the event the runners and spectators enjoyed a variety of refreshments and entertainments laid on by Mawnan School PTA. The winners were presented with their prizes by Steve Kimberley of Kimberley’s Independent Estate Agents, who were the main sponsors of the event.

Category winners are listed below and the full results can be seen on the ‘Results’ page.

10k Race – 1st Male: Colin Snook; 1st Female: Emma Paull; 1st Male Over 60: Nigel Eagling; 1st Female Over 60: Jackie Cope

5k Race – 1st Male: Andrew Martin; 1st Female: Anna Harrold; 1st Male U18: Kristoff Klimek; 1st Female U18: Tammy Kearney; 1st Male U14: James Horton, 1st Female U14: Lauren Horton; 1st Male Over 60: Alan Rowling; 1st Female Over 60: Lindsay Heslop.

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Under 8 Boys: 1st Finley Martin, 2nd Elijah Williamson, 3rd Alex Dawson.

Under 8 Girls: 1st Polly Dyer, 2nd Lilia Smith, 3rd Lara Harrold.

Under 12 Boys: 1st Ben Stevens, 2nd Jago Leuzzi, 3rd Isaac Barrell.

Under 12 Girls: 1st Emily Child, 2nd Erin Goldring, 3rd Lucy Bate.

Best Fancy Dress: Orla Swift (Age 4)

Youngest Competitor: Arthur Whetter (Age 2 years 6 months)

Oldest Competitor: Keith Anderson

 

ESTATE AGENT SIGNS UP FOR MAWNAN FUN RUN 

Kimberley’s Independent Estate Agents has signed up for a 3rd consecutive year as the main sponsor of Mawnan Fun Run which will take place this year on Sunday 25 September. Their support will enable Falmouth Rotary Club, the organisers of the annual event, to raise as much money as possible for local charities.

At the cheque presentation at a recent Falmouth Rotary Club meeting, company owner Steve Kimberley said “Kimberley’s are proud to continue our support of this fantastic community event. It’s great to see so many people of all ages taking part and having fun on the day, and we are pleased to help towards the costs of staging the event.”

Rod Allday, Chairman of Mawnan Fun Run Committee, added ‘‘We are delighted to have Kimberley’s on board for another year and hope that this year’s event will be better than ever. With a new route planned for the 10k race, we hope to attract even more runners than in previous years and beat the £2,500 raised at last year’s event.”

The event starts and finishes in Carwinion Playing Field in Mawnan Smith and there are 3 races to suit all abilities: 10k, 5k and a 1 mile children’s fun run. As always there are lots of excellent prizes on offer for the winners of the races, with the Budock Vean and Meudon Hotels once again donating dinner bed and breakfast for the first male and first female home in the 10k and 5k races. All competitors who pre-enter will receive a medal and a goody bag and there will be plenty to keep spectators entertained on the day with fun and games for all the family, including sideshows, a raffle, food and licensed bar.

 

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Rod Allday (left) receiving from Steve Kimberley his firm’s sponsorship cheque for the 2016 Mawnan Fun Run

 

HOTEL PRIZES UP FOR GRABS

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Rod Allday, Mawnan Fun Run Lead Organiser, with Gaye Woods of Meudon Hotel and Martin Barlow of the Budock Vean Hotel

 

Runners in this year’s Mawnan Fun Run will be competing for some excellent prizes generously donated by two local hotels.

Budock Vean Hotel and Meudon Hotel in Mawnan Smith will both be offering Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 2 people to the first male and female over the line in the 10k and 5k races respectively, when the event takes place on Sunday 25th September 2016.

Martin Barlow from the Budock Vean said “We have been pleased to support Falmouth Rotary Club in their organisation of Mawnan Fun Run for many years and we look forward to another successful event in September”. Gaye Woods from Meudon Hotel added “We hope that by donating these prizes we will encourage lots of competitors to take part and support this fantastic community event”.

Each year, the event aims to raise as much money as possible for charity and this year the proceeds will be split equally between Mawnan School PTA and Falmouth Rotary Club Charity Fund. Entry fees for the 5k and 10k race are £11 for adults and £8.50 for under 18s/students. The 1 mile children’s fun run is aimed at under 12s and costs £3.50. Online entry for the event is currently available at www.mawnanfunrun.org.uk/entries and everyone who enters by the closing date on 19th September will receive a medal and goody bag. Cath Horton, secretary of the Fun Run committee said “We are very grateful to both the Budock Vean and the Meudon Hotel for their continued support and we look forward to receiving lots of entries over the coming weeks”.

NEW ROUTE ANNOUNCED FOR 10K RUN

After four years of following a 2-lap route around the village, the organisers of Mawnan Fun Run are pleased to announce a new route for the 10k race when the event takes place this year on Sunday 25th September.

The 10k race, which was introduced when Falmouth Rotary Club took over the organisation of the annual event in 2012, has always followed 2 laps of the 5k route but it has always been an ambition of the organisers to find a suitable alternative that would avoid competitors covering the same ground twice. This year, the event will follow the 5k route from Carwinion Playing Field, through the village and out to Trebah Gardens but on their return through the village, the runners will then head up Sampys Hill, turning left opposite the garage and following the road through Tregarne and re-joining the main road at Penwarne before returning to the village and finishing back in the playing field.

Rod Allday, Chairman of the Fun Run Committee, said “We are hoping that this new and improved route for the 10k race will make the event more appealing to competitors and encourage an increase in entries this year. Over 200 people took part in total last year and we raised over £2,500, but we are keen raise even more this year. As in previous years, all monies raised will be split equally between Mawnan School PTA and Falmouth Rotary Club Charity Fund.”
Time flies – only 6 months until Mawnan Fun Run!

cropped-fr-start3.jpgThis year’s event will take place on Sunday 25th September 2016 starting at
10am at Carwinion Playing Field, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, TR11 5JD.

As in previous years, the event will incorporate 3 races – a 10km, a 5km and
a 1 mile children’s fun run so there really is something for everyone! We
always have some excellent prizes for the male and female winners of each
race and there will be goody bags and medals for all those who pre-enter.

Online entry willl open on 01/06/16 and further details will be available in
due course. Find us on Facebook for the most up to date information https://www.facebook.com/Mawnanfunrun/

Great turn out for the 2015 Fun Run!

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A record breaking number of runners of all ages turned out on a beautiful sunny September morning to take part in the annual Mawnan Fun Run on Sunday. The event, which is organised each year by Falmouth Rotary Club, was hailed as a huge success and early indications show that in excess of £2,000 has been raised which will be split between Rotary Charities and Mawnan School PTA.

Well over 100 competitors took part in the children’s 1 mile fun run and the winner was Ben Stevens in a time of 6.44, with Jago Leuzzi in second place closely followed by Lucy Bate who took first prize for the girls.

Tony Brewer of Mile High Running Club was the first man home in the 10k race, in a time of 33.42 and the first female was Donna Raggett from Cornwall Athletic Club. The 5k race was won by 17 year old Tom Slattery in 17.03 with Rachael Edwards crossing the line as the first female.

The event started and finished in Carwinion Playing Field in Mawnan Smith, where Gillian Sadler of Embrace Dance Fitness led a warm-up for the competitors prior to the race. Mawnan School PTA laid on a variety of refreshments and entertainments which were enjoyed by the runners and spectators after the event. The winners were presented with their prizes by Steve Kimberley of Kimberley’s Independent Estate Agents, who were the main sponsors of the event.

Rotarian Rod Allday, Chairman of the organising committee, said “We are delighted with the success of this year’s event and it was great to see so many people of all ages enjoying their run in the sun around Mawnan. This is the second year that Falmouth Rotary Club has worked in partnership with Mawnan School PTA to stage the event and we are very grateful to all of our sponsors for their generous donations and all the volunteers who helped to make the event such a success.”

Last chance to enter!

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With less than two weeks to go until Mawnan Fun Run there is still time to get your entries in to take part in this fun event for all the family. Falmouth Rotary Club is calling for people to get their running shoes on for the 10k, 5k or 1 mile children’s fun run which will all start at Carwinion Playing Field on Sunday 27th September at 10am.

Last year the event was a huge success and raised over £2,500 which was split between Mawnan School PTA and the Falmouth Rotary Club Charity Fund. Rotarian, Rod Allday, Chairman of the organising committee, said “Last year we were delighted to have over 200 competitors and we raised an incredible amount of money. Pre-entries have been going very well this year, but we’d love to smash last year’s record-breaking numbers. Everyone who pre-enters the event is guaranteed to receive a medal and a goody bag for taking part but you need to get in quick as pre-entry closes at midnight on Saturday 19th September”.

The event is intended to be fun for all the family with a 1 mile fun run around the village which is aimed at primary school children aged 11 and under, a 5K race which heads out towards Trebah Gardens and a 10K course of two laps for those who want more of a challenge. There will also be a barbecue, refreshments, a licensed bar, and lots more going on in Carwinion Playing Field.

There are some excellent prizes for the winners of each race category donated by local businesses, including dinner, bed and breakfast at the Budock Vean Hotel for the male and female winners of the 10k race. This is matched by the Meudon Hotel who are offering the same prize for the winners of the 5k race and there will be trophies for the children’s age categories.

Runners can enter online until at http://www.mawnanfunrun.org.uk/entries and postal entry forms can be collected from shops in the village or downloaded from the website. Entry on the day is available at a surcharge of £2.00 per person but those runners will not be guaranteed to receive a goody bag.

Cornish business is proud to sponsor community fun run

A Mawnan Smith based family firm has joined forces with Falmouth Rotary Club to support Mawnan Fun Run for the first time. Cornish Holiday Cottages has generously donated funds that will be used to buy medals and trophies for those taking part in the event on Sunday 27th September 2015.

Company Director Emily Boriosi said, ‘‘As a business based in the heart of the village we are really pleased to support this fantastic community event. We are pleased that our contribution will enable even more of the money raised through entry fees to be donated to local deserving charities”

Cath Horton, Fun Run Secretary added, ‘‘We are delighted to have a new sponsor on board for this year’s event and the money will be put to good use. All participants will receive a medal and the winners of the children’s age groups will be presented with trophies and certificates. It is fantastic that the additional cost of these items has been met by such a lovely local business’’

Last year’s event attracted more than 200 runners of all ages and raised over £2,500. To date, entries are more than 250% up on the same time last year, with a particularly large sign up to the 10k race so the committee are hoping to smash last year’s record.  The proceeds will be split equally between Falmouth Rotary Club Charity Fund and Mawnan School PTA. Prizes for the winners include Dinner, Bed and Breakfast courtesy of both the Budock Vean and Meudon Hotels and dinner for 4 at the Merchants Manor Hotel and The Cove. Many other local businesses have donated very generous prizes including a cream tea for 2 at the Cornish Maid in Mawnan Smith, free taster sessions with The Creation Station, book vouchers from Alanco Motor Services and a family swim pass from St Michaels Hotel and Spa, as well as many more.

The Fun Run will start with a warm up from Gillian Sadler and the team from Embrace Dance Fitness at 9.45am in Carwinion Playing Field. The 5k and 10k races start at 10am, followed shortly by the children’s 1 mile fun run. Whether you are a serious runner or just want a new challenge, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy, with food, games, family activities and a tombola to help keep the family entertained. The closing date for entries of Saturday 19 September is fast approaching so don’t delay!  Entries can be submitted

Volunteer call to action – we need you!

Do you want to make friends, learn new skills, have fun and boost your CV?? Then why not volunteer at this years Mawnan Fun Run?

We are looking for volunteers who can help us on the day with a variety of roles, including marshalling of the adults races, helping guide the children’s race, or assisting in the car park.

Why volunteer? 

Volunteering is a great way to boost your CV, helping you to get that longed for University place or a deserved promotion at work. Extra curricular activities such as volunteering can really help you stand out in today’s competitive jobs market. If this doesn’t matter to you, but you want the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped out at a successful, family, charity community event, then we would also love to hear from you.

So if you would like to take the next step and offer your services to us on the day, then please contact Tim on timgoldburn@btconnect.com

Thank you

Local Estate Agency is main sponsor of Mawnan Fun Run

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Above: Steve Kimberley, from Kimberley’s Estate Agency, presents Fun Run Chairman Rod Allday with a cheque to sponsor the event.

Falmouth Rotary Club is pleased to confirm that Kimberley’s Estate Agency has agreed to be the main sponsor for Mawnan Fun Run 2015, which will take place on Sunday 27 September.

Company Owner Steve Kimberley presented Rod Allday, Falmouth Rotarian and Chairman of Mawnan Fun Run Committee, with a cheque for £200 – providing much needed funds to ensure that this year’s event can be even better than ever.

Steve said; “Kimberley’s are delighted once again to sponsor the Mawnan Fun Run ………. We like to get you moving, in more ways than one!!”

Rod added ‘‘This is the second consecutive year that Steve and the team at Kimberley’s have been involved with Mawnan Fun Run and the Fun Run Committee greatly appreciates Kimberley’s sponsorship. The money kindly donated will go towards the overheads of staging the event, such as goodie bags, race equipment and road closure operations so that we can maximise the monies raised for charities’’

After being resurrected in 2012, Mawnan Fun Run has gone from strength to strength and last year’s event raised £2600 with a record 200 competitors taking part.

Some fantastic prizes have been donated, with first prize for the first man and first lady in the 10k and 5k races being Dinner,Bed and Breakfast at the Budock Vean Hotel and the Meudon Hotel respectively. The one mile fun run event is aimed at children under 12, with prizes for the boy and girl winners in each age group. On the day there will be fun and games for all at Carwinion Playing Field in Mawnan Smith, with sideshows, a raffle, food and licensed bar.

Entries are now being taken for this year’s event on Sunday 27th September, with the special Early Bird Discounted entry rates only available until the 31st July. To enter this years event please click here.

More brilliant prizes coming in!

Mawnan Fun Run has always had some excellent prizes to offer, not only for runners, but in our raffle as well. This year promises to better than ever, with the latest prize on offer for the raffle being a free taster session from The Creation Station!

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Click here to view a clip of a Little Explorers class

Click here to view a clip of a Baby Discover class

The way to win this, and many other amazing prizes including a fitness pass from Embrace Dance Fitness, a swimming voucher from the St Michaels Hotel amongst loads more, just come along on the day and enter our raffle. If you fancy being in with a chance of winning our biggest prize of Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Budock Vean Hotel then why not enter the 10k? Click here to enter.

Gillian Sadler confirms the Embrace Dance Fitness team warm-up

The fantastic team at Embrace Dance Fitness will be delivering the warm-up at this years Mawnan Fun Run, owner Gillian Sadler has confirmed.

A regular at sports events in the Falmouth area, Embrace Dance Fitness have provided a fun, dance style warm up for many an event, including Race for Life and Mawnan Fun Run. We are thrilled that they have confirmed their involvement this year.

A four class Embrace Dance Fitness pass has also been offered as a prize on the day. For more information on classes offered by the brilliant team, click here.

Fantastic prizes donated for family fun run

We are thrilled to announce that this years prizes for the fun run and also for the raffle look better than ever!

First prizes for the 5k and 10k race are Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Meudon Hotel and the Budock Vean Hotel respectively – brilliant incentives for competitors. We are also pleased to announce that we have prizes lined up for second and third place, and that the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, St Michaels Hotel and Spa, and the Red Lion Pub in Mawnan Smith have all donated prizes.

If you would be interested in donating a prize that we can use on the day, please contact rosalindjmerriman@outlook.com

Corporate Entries a first for Mawnan Fun Run

For the first time ever Mawnan Fun Run are offering a discounted entry price to corporate entries and groups.

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Enter a team of 10 runners or more and receive the early bird rate of £8 per person (when received as a single team entry.)  This offer is only in place until 31 August 2015 and after that date the entry fee will return to the normal price of £11.

Mawnan Fun Run has some fantastic prizes this year – from Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 2 at the Budock Vean Hotel to Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 2 at the Meudon Hotel, a meal for four at the Cove restaurant plus trophies, certificates and goodie bags – and with 250 people expected to enter, a fun filled day will be had by all. There will also be refreshments, a BBQ, a licenced bar and children’s activities throughout the day so why not make a day out of it!

As with previous years, all money raised from the event will be split between the Rotary Club’s charities and the Mawnan School P.T.A.

If you would like any more information regarding corporate or group entries please contact Adam Keogh at adam.keogh@francisclark.co.uk.

TOP HOTELS JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT CHARITY FUN RUN

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Left: Gaye Woods from the Meudon Hotel, Rod Allday from Falmouth Rotary Club, and Martin Barlow from the Budock Vean, gather to celebrate their sponsorship of the Mawnan Fun Run.

Two local hotels have joined forces for the 4th consecutive year to support Mawnan Fun Run by donating some very generous prizes.

Budock Vean Hotel and Meudon Hotel in Mawnan Smith will both be offering Dinner,Bed & Breakfast for 2 people to the first male and female over the line on the 10k and 5k races respectively, when the event takes place on Sunday 27th September 2015.

Martin Barlow from the Budock Vean and Gaye Woods from Meudon Hotel handed over their prizes to Rotarian Rod Allday, Chairman of the organising committee, at a meeting this week. Martin said We first supported Mawnan Fun Run back in 2007 and were pleased to continue this association when the event was resurrected by the current committee in 2012. Gaye added This event always has such a fantastic community atmosphere and, as local businesses, we are both very proud to support it.

Last year’s event attracted over 200 runners and raised over £2,500. The committee are hoping to smash this target this year and the proceeds will be split equally between Falmouth Rotary Club Charity Fund and Mawnan School PTA. Cath Horton, secretary of the committee said Being able to offer such fantastic prizes is a great bonus and helps to attract runners from across Cornwall to take part, so we are very grateful to both hoteliers for their support

DATE ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 FUN RUN!

Falmouth Rotary Club is pleased to announce the date for this year’s Mawnan Fun Run.

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The popular event will take place on Sunday 27th September at Carwinion Playing Field, starting at 10am.

Mawnan Fun Run spokesperson Roz Merriman said; ‘‘The Mawnan Fun Run is such a fantastic event, for both serious runners as well as amateurs and spectators. We hope this event will be better than ever, helping to raise money for some fantastic charities.’’

Competitors can choose from a 5k or a 10k race, with an additional 1 mile fun run for children. A range of family fun activities, food, raffle and some brilliant prizes to be won ensure a great day out for all age groups. Mawnan School PTA, plus Falmouth Rotary charities, will benefit from money raised.

Entries are now open! Enter by 31 July and benefit from the special Early Bird offer price.

Mawnan Fun Run takes place at Carwinion Playing Field, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall TR11 5JD. We hope to see you there!

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