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March's Whitemoor 5 completed as virtual race

Traditionally, the first Sunday in July sees March Athletic Club host its summer five mile 'Whitemoor' race and a family-friendly fun run.

Runners from local clubs and non-club runners alike set off from the club’s base at the Elm Road sports field and complete a mixed terrain five-mile run, incorporating the nature reserve next to the prison and part of the Twenty Foot riverbank at Chain Bridge, before heading back to the club’s running track for the finish line.

This year, of course, the social distancing rules meant that the race could not go ahead, so runners were taken on a virtual race instead. They had to run five miles, with at least part of their run either through the nature reserve itself if possible, or to include an off road section.

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