Our Barnstaple 10km race returned this weekend, with 188 runners braving Sunday’s scorching temperatures to complete the charity run.

Despite a lower number of entries than normal, the event is estimated to have raised £8,800 for Care for Kids, which provides financial support to the families of children with life threatening illnesses and carries out projects at the NDDH children’s ward.


Sam Wordley from Bideford was the first to cross the finish line, in a course-record time of 34.28. Aaron Kearney took second place at 36.42 and Lauren Filer was the third fastest, with a time of 37.58.

The fastest female was Tamsin Stevens from Team dryrobe, who finished in 43:19. She was closely followed by the second and third female finishers, Sammy Antell and Serane Stone, who crossed the finish line together, with a time of 43.22.

Team Torridge took home the trophy for fastest team at this year’s Barnstaple 10k. Congratulations and thanks to all the corporate teams for their efforts.

You can view the results online here.

Thank you

Thanks to all the event sponsors: Brewer Harding & Rowe, Advanced Pallet Systems, PALL Ilfracombe, Leo Workwear, Devonshire Pie Company and dryrobe. A special mention to Atlas Packaging for supplying amazing cardboard trophies for the winners and to The Voice for keeping all the runners and supporters entertained on the day.

Charity Manager Jacky Massos says: “Thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s 10k, the volunteers, sponsors, cake makers and of course all the runners and their supporters. 10km is a challenge anyway, but the heat made it particularly challenging on Sunday! I would like to congratulate everyone for the effort they made and I couldn’t believe a new course record was set! All the money raised from race entries, sponsorship and cake sales will be ploughed back into our small charity, and will make a massive difference to local families in North Devon who are facing very difficult times.”

You can view more race day photos on our Facebook page.