This year we are offering a rather unique Fun Run event to encourage young runners everywhere to come and be part of this year's Wyvern 10K Festival.
Our Fun Run, taking place within the college grounds, will offer the option of three different distances - depending on the age of the runner.
1 LAP - 1 MILE FOR 4-7 YEARS
2 LAP - 2 MILES FOR 8-11 YEARS
3 LAP 5K (3.25 MILES) FOR 12-15 YEARS
All runners will receive a personal time and a Wyvern 10K Festival medal.
Runs start after the 10K is complete - approximately 10.45.
There will be prizes for the first girl and first boy home for each distance.
Entry fee for all distances is £6.00 and you can enter online via the festival website or Chronotrack. https://register.chronotrack.com/r/47006
We are excited to reveal this year's designs for the
Wyvern 10K Festival medal and t-shirt.
No surprise that our new, shiny logo is centre stage but we hope you will also like the "stand out" colour of the shirt. We want you to be seen when you are on those training runs.
As with all our medal/shirt combos, this a a one year only design - so make sure you enter soon and avoid the disappointment of missing out on a future collector's item.
Our Fun Run runners will receive the same medal....but more about that very soon.
A very Happy New Year to you all - we wish you many happy runs in 2019 - and hope one of them with be the Wyvern 10K.
The great news is that we are finally open for entry!
Entry prices are same as 2018 and we are still offering a special rate for out 15-18 year runners.
Just to remind you again - we are starting at 9am in 2019 so make sure you put that in your running diary.
Hello to all our readers - we hope you've all had a good Christmas.
Entries for the 2019 Wyvern 10K will open in early January, however, before then we have a few big announcements.
We have taken the decision to start the 2019 10K at 9 AM – 1 hour early than previous years.
We know from our online poll that a majority were in favour and there were many other good reasons for taking the decision to try a 9AM start. We realise that this might mean that those of you who travel to the event will have to set out earlier but we hope you can still be with us.
You will also notice that we have a new race logo and that it says the WYVERN 10K FESTIVAL. This is because we are planning a development of our 2018 Fun Run - a second event on the same day allowing young runners to compete in a multi -distance run .It extends our celebration of running, in the local community and beyond, and given the wonderful atmosphere that we have in, our Runners Village and out on the course, we want to promote and enhance a festival spirit.
We will let you know when we are open for entries. Meantime we wish you all a very happy and healthy new year.
Well another Wyvern 10K has come and gone – we hope everyone had a great day. Well done to all our 10K and Fun Run finishers – not just for your run but for looking after yourselves so well.
We want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to:
All our runners – young, old and in between - for taking part.
Wyvern College and Hedge Running Club organising for the event.
The wonderful work of all the marshals from the club, pupils, school staff & governors, Eastleigh Lions, St Thomas’ church, the Eastleigh Army Cadets, Wyvern Community Choir, Hamble Rotary and other generous individuals who have given up their Sunday morning to assist.
To Longways and Fir Tree Cottage for hosting our water stations and all the hose owners that cooled you down.
Our sponsors whose generosity makes the race possible
The residents of Fair Oak, Horton Heath for their patience and constant cheers during the race.
RAYNET, Waterside Medical, and William Ford Traffic for keeping everyone safe.
EMIT for the timing and administration of the race.
Richard Pearson our UKA adjudicator
Thanks to Tanya from Well & Gorgeous for the warm up – even without the proper PA.
Total Care Clinic for their soothing massage services.
The Wyvern Steelpans for those lovely Caribbean sounds
Marucci’s for the lovely ice creams
Cafe2U for the great coffee and other much needed beverages.
Hursley High Class Butchers for their fantastic bangers and burgers.
Scout Jamboree for the fruit and cake.
Up & Running and Runners Gifts UK for the shopping.
Itchen Spitfires, CF on The Run, Run Verity, Eastleigh Running Club and Gosport Runners for bringing such big teams – and all the other groups that targeted this event.
Lastly to Fair Oak Parish Council and Eastleigh Borough Council for their continued, strong support for the event.
We have some sad news about our chosen charity for the year, Ponies Educating Diabetics and Siblings (PEDS). They’ve sent us the following update:
"Due to the sudden ill health of the founder and principal It is with deep regret that the board of Trustees of the charity have decided to defer/suspend the activities of the PEDS programme until early 2019. It is not therefore felt to be appropriate to continue as the nominated charity for the Wyvern 10K when the funds could be utilized in the short term by another more active local charity. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused, particularly after the generous support that has been demonstrated to date. We wish everyone participating every success on the day."
We absolutely respect their decision and send them all our very best wishes. Hopefully they will be back in 2019 and we can support them in a future event.
We know that lots of you have already been so generous and added to your entry fees in support of our charity. Those funds will be donated and we are making sure that we identify a very worthy, new cause very soon. We’ll keep you updated.
If you want to transfer your place to another runner you already know, then this can be done online at our entry site.
Please make sure you select the UKA option ("UKA Transfer (new person)") at the bottom if the new runner is UKA affiliated. For an unaffiliated new runner take the second from last option - ("Transfer (new person)").
The details of the Fun Run are now online - click here for entry details.
You can enter by post - any places left will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day.
The run is open to all children of Primary School age (so in Year R to Year 6 inclusive).
The distance is 1 mile all within the school grounds and we hope to be up and running by 11.40 - after our 10k prize ceremony.
All finishers get our exclusive medal , a drink and a snack.
There are only 100 places available so book early to avoid disappointment.
We are delighted to reveal that, for the first time, we will be holding a Fun Run for 5-11 year old children on the day of our event (8th July 2018).
More details to follow but for now here is a look at the exclusive medal design - and there will only be 100 available.
It is very much a Purple Haze for this year's medal and Tshirts!
Our exclusive medal and t shirts proudly carry the Wyvern 60 logo - celebrating 60 years of Wyvern College, the home of our 10K.
Having given everyone golden dragons for the past 4 years, this time you will have a bright shiny silver beast to hang around your neck.
These designs are for 2018 only so don't miss out on the limited edition of 750 and enter now to avoid disappointment!
Our blog will keep you up to date with all the developing details of the event