18 Jun RSPCA Bleep Test Style Running Challenge is Back!
Last One Running for RSPCA North Wiltshire is returning to Lydiard Park this August 18th. The race is designed to test competitors pacing, stamina and finally speed as they attempt to complete as many laps of a two mile course as possible, with time allowed for each lap reduced by one minute each time. Think of the bleep test in PE!
Race organiser and spokesperson for RSPCA North Wilts Katie North tells us “The race will kick off at 11.30 sharp, with all runners geared up in the holding area. They will have 25mins to complete the first loop and only those back within the allocated time will be allowed to continue. The time will be reduced by one minute for every loop until there is only one male and female runner at the start line, they will be the last ones running!”
Katie explains “The short course format means it’s suitable for more leisurely runners but it will also really test the more serious crowd -the winning male last year competed 14 laps, that’s more than marathon distance! It also promises to be brilliant spectator event with a cafe and playground on-site making it a great day out for the whole family”.
Cash prizes of £100 will be awarded to the winning male & female, kindly provided by Swindon based race sponsor Enterprise Works. Initially setup as a timber workshop providing employment opportunities for vulnerable adults with physical/mental disabilities and other barriers to employment, EW has since expanded into retail sales, signs & design work, and also provides a community meals service for those in need here in Swindon.
Entries for the “Last One Running” are available online now on Eventbrite, with registration on the day open from 10.00am. All proceeds will go to RSPCA North Wiltshire, supporting the vital work they do providing care for animals in need across North Wilts.