Katie Bell Charity Race 7.5km Millhouses Park – result and report by Adam Newell

Race Date: Monday 7th May 2018

An unusual distance to encourage people to bridge the gap between 5km and 10km. I’d never done one before so not sure how to pace it.

A quick start along the windy paths of Millhouses Park took the racers out onto the roads and into the woods. As lumpy as the woods are, they offered much needed shade from the hot conditions.

I enjoyed the cool conditions of the woods a bit too much as my pace started to drop off, but I didn’t mind too much. The volunteers and spectators were round every corner cheering so morale remained high.

It was a 2 lap course followed by a final half lap of the pond and long past the cafe. It was a great way to finish the race as there were plenty of people cheering, even if that hadn’t known there was a race when they turned up.

As an event it was well run, especially for a first time event. It’s target was too be inclusive of runners of all abilities and it was certainly that. I’ve heard whispers that there will be more races by Katie Bell in the future. It supported four wonderful charities, which is always a winner in my book.

The Alzheimer’s Society

Children’s Hospital Charity

We Remember Them

UK Sepsis Trust

The male winner was David Millns in 28.19. The female winner was Fiona Kesteven in 30.17

Striders Results:


Pos Name Cat Time
5 Michael Greer M 30.14
11 Simon Ross M 32.36
13 Sam Ainscough M 33.15
14 David Naisbitt M 33.21
16 Adam Newell M 34.19
20 Kathryn Lake F 35.04
42 Alan Dalton M 38.20
90 Eleanor Cooper F 47.21
140 Sarah Soden F 53.58

Full Results: https://www.facebook.com/katiebellphysiowellness/photos/pcb.1973742522954364/952866498222403/?type=3&theater


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