Eight of African Adventures Foundation’s 2017 Race Team successfully completed the Southampton 10k on Sunday 23rd April and have raised almost £1,200 to support partner projects in Africa.
It was a bright, fresh start to the day but by mid-morning Southampton was bathed in glorious sunshine making for challenging running conditions, with our runners feeling rather warm as they made their way around the course. It was an enjoyable route around the city and through the parks with a difficult climb over the Itchen Bridge and back just after the midway point. Our first runner, Mike, crossed the finish line at just over 52 minutes and other team members closely followed, with the whole team completing the race in under 1 hour and 25 minutes – a fantastic effort, particularly considering that for some of them it was their first 10k race.
We would also like to say a big thanks to Helen Lovell who took on the biggest challenge of all and completed the Southampton Marathon in under four hours – an amazing achievement, raising another £250 in the process!
The team would like to thank all of the friends, family and volunteers who helped them achieve this combined total of £1455.63 (inc. Gift Aid). The funds raised by the team will go towards the completion of The Big Build Kenya project as well as the construction of the two-storey classroom block at Dedzidi Community School in Ghana. For more information please visit our Community Development page and read about all of our goals for 2017 as well as our progress over the past few years.