Ahead of its fourth year, CSF (Community Sports Foundation) were awarded the best 10-kilometre road race in the East of England. So, it wasn’t surprising when, with nearly five months to go until Race Day, Run Norwich entries sold out. A hugely successful fourth event this month attracted over 5,500 runners – many of whom were running in an organised race for the first time – and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local causes.
Following a successful sponsorship in 2017, Robinsons ŠKODA were proud to take the role of Official Race Vehicle Sponsors for a 2nd year running. This year, it was a Superb mounted with the race clock as Lead Vehicle. As spectators lined the closed roads of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including Norwich Castle, The Forum and Norwich Cathedral – it was the ŠKODA Superb that signalled that the runners were on their way and the crowds would erupt!
|Race Starters||Wes Hoolahan & Russell Martin|
|Male Winner||Nick Earl|
|Female Winner||Danielle Nimmock|
|Winning Time||30:49 (CR)|
Breaking away from the leading male just before the finish line, the CSF Volunteers had just enough time behind the Lead Vehicle to pull across the winner’s ribbon and watch Nick Earl do his iconic leap to finish at 30:49 minutes.
The race is organised by the Community Sports Foundation and a consortium including The Forum, Norwich BID and Norwich City Council. While it’s clear to see the integral part Robinsons ŠKODA play in supporting the event on the day, what is it we are supporting in the long-run for our community?
The amount raised will go towards The Nest, a brand-new multi-purpose community hub. Now working on Phase 2 of the build, this will be the first like community-focused hub in the East of England with quality and accessible sports facilities.
It will feature an indoor sports hall, a gymnasium, a floodlit 3G football pitch, and classroom facilities, in addition to the renovation of the clubhouse, installation of residential ‘bunk boxes’, and the relaying of seven grass football pitches. Upon completion, The Nest will help expand the Community Sports Foundation to reach an additional 12,000 people and bring a footfall of over 300,000 every year.