Extract from “A Brief History of Farnham Runners First Ten Years”…
Unarguably the most important event of 1994 was the first running of Farnham Runners’ own race – the Alice Holt Forest 10K in September.
The Club will always owe a large debt to Richard Whittet and Sarah Katzler who worked enormously hard to drive and organise the event – supported by a very enthusiastic race committee.
The race itself was very successful. Well publicised, it attracted nearly 400 runners from all over the South of England.
Club members turned out in their droves to marshall, take entries, record times, produce results and carry clipboards.
The setting in the forest was beautiful. The course was challenging. The weather was great. The band played and runners and spectators had a great time.
But, very importantly, the race also marked a new move and higher profile for the Club in local community and running circles.
We gained a major local sponsor. We worked closely with Forest Enterprise to promote our joint interests. We enlisted the enthusiastic and welcome help of the Lions. We impressed the athletics officials in attendance. We emerged with an enhanced reputation.
We all worked hard and got the reward we deserved.