Baldock Beast 2019: 400 runners take on half marathon
PUBLISHED: 16:14 26 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:15 26 February 2019
The communities of Baldock and the surrounding villages of Sandon, Roe Green and Wallington came out in their droves on Sunday to cheer on nearly 400 runners in the annual Baldock Beast half marathon.
Now in its eighth year, the popular event saw runners coming from far and wide – including one all the way from Munich in Germany – to take on the challenging but scenic course.
Organised by the Baldock Events Forum, all the funds from the event go back into the community of Baldock.
Race director Richard Harbon said: “The event goes from strength to strength and is testimony to the community spirit in Baldock and nearby villages.
“Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this wonderful event happen.”
The race was won for the third year running by Ian Kimpton from Luton Athletic Club, who completed it in one hour and 12 minutes.
The women’s race was won by Lizzy Janes from Herts Phoenix in one hour and 23 minutes.
Both the team prizes were won by North Herts Road Runners, who were also on hand to help organise the race.
The event itself couldn’t take place without the support of many organisations including the 2nd Baldock Scout group, Baldock Rotary Club, North Herts District Council and Knights Templar Gym.
Additional support was provided by local businesses such as Amber Health, Kindlelight Windows, Templar Mortgages, Tesco, Trisports and Seat.
More information about the race, including a full list of results, can be found on the Baldock Events Forum website at www.baldockeventsforum/baldockbeast.