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!
We are delighted to announce that our 2018 charity is PONIES EDUCATING DIABETICS AND SIBLINGS (PEDS)
Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre is a registered charity dedicated to the provision of equine related therapies for children and adults. With a particular focus on our Ponies Educating Diabetics and Siblings (PEDS) programme children with type 1 diabetes, and their family members, meet here regularly to learn about their condition through working with horses. It’s fun, social, supportive and there’s always a pony ride too.
When hearing that Hampshire Riding Therapy Centre had been chosen as the recipient of this years Wyvern 10K charitable support, Kerie Coutts (Trustee) exclaimed " This is top news . . . 👏👏👏👏👏👏 what a great start to the year"
The financial aid that the charity will gain from the support of the Wyvern 10k runners will have a sizable impact on our organisation, enabling us to fully finance at least one of our PEDS sessions which includes feeding and looking after our horses.
To find out more go to: https://h-r-t-c.org.uk/ponies-educating-diabetics-and-siblings/
By just entering our race you are contributing towards our donation but if you want to help even more there is the option to add a small amount extra to your entry fee.
Thanks to Masie Stocks for her report from The Dwarf Sports Association (South Central Region) Okehampton Activity Weekend - January 2018
We had a lovely time down at the Manor House hotel in Oakhampton recently; there were a number of craft workshops on offer, but we were mostly interested in all the sports! We tried our hand at ice skating; spending most of our time on the floor, not doing much skating! We all had some very interesting techniques- Lauren was speed walking her way round, Jacob was dragging himself along the floor, and together we were probably only standing for half the time.
We hired out badminton courts, using them for both badminton and boccia (a disability sport which we compete in). Elaine thrashed us all with her boccia skills. Although we all took a turn trying to defeat her, no one could challenge the master! We also had a game of hockey using our new equipment, but the teams were hardly fair… not that I’m bitter at all by the fact that I lost. On the last day, we tried our hand at rifle shooting and also flat green indoor bowls, which only some of us got the hang of!
We all had a great weekend away, and would like to thank the Wyvern 10k runners last summer, for being able to raise the money to be able to buy our region their own set of boccia equipment and hockey sticks, that will be greatly used! Thank you!
Our blog will keep you up to date with all the developing details of the event