Leatherhead 10k Rotary Bluebell Run

May 10, 2013

On Sunday 5th May, a team from WSM had a very early start to get down to Leatherhead to participate in a 10k ‘fun run’ to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

Andrew Bithray, Simon Marsh, Hollie Luck, Kayley Hackshaw, Tom Blake, Ben Stanton, Asker Fawmy, Laura Carmichael and Phil Lancaster formed the WSM team and we were proud to be one of the largest corporate groups in attendance on the day. 

Luckily we had decent weather, starting off with some cloud but getting progressively sunnier!  We took on the challenge of running across (the rather hilly) Headley Heath, an area of outstanding beauty managed by the National Trust, of which we all succeeded as well as smashing our prior year times.  Ben Stanton was the winner from the WSM team with a time of 45 mins coming in 21st place out of 159 runners. We were definitely on top of our game this year and we managed to appease some guilt of all that BBQ food eaten the evening before!


Speedy sprinter, Ben Stanton

The course was a two lap route meaning that plenty of spectators were there to cheer us on including our very own Shakeel Butt, who also did a fantastic job of marshalling and had a much earlier start than us runners… It was great to have people rooting for us and we all really appreciated the support from the crowd.

Thank you also to everyone who has made a donation to support Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity!!  If you haven’t had the chance to donate, please do so here. Any amount will be greatly appreciated!!

WSM Team (l-r): Shakeel Butt, Phil Lancaster, Kayley Hackshaw, Simon Marsh, Asker Fawmy, Tom Blake, Laura Carmichael, Hollie Luck, Ben Stanton.

WSM were proud to be sponsors of such a successful event and the profits from the day made by the Rotary Club will be donated to their designated charity, the Surrey Air Ambulance.