Latest Race News

26th June 2017

Inspirational firefighter, Steve Holder , Andover foodbank charity run

A HAMPSHIRE firefighter, who completed 20 marathons in a year as an emotional tribute to his late wife, will open Andover Foodbank’s 10k Lake Run. Steve Holder will set runners off during the second edition of the annual race, due to take place on Sunday, September 17. The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighter was chosen to open the race after his amazing charity challenge in 2016. The then 44-year-old ran 20 marathons across the UK, US and Europe to symbolise the 20 years of marriage to his wife Sharon, who died from cancer in 2015. Mr Holder also raised more than £10,000 in the process, which was shared between The Fire Fighters Charity, The Loss Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Talking about opening this year’s Lake Run, which he will also take part in, Steve said: “I’m honoured to come along and open and run in the race.” Andover […]
7th June 2017

Mayor Running Lake Run

The foodbank is very pleased that the new Test Valley Mayor Cllr Carl Borg-Neal has announced that he will be running in the Andover foodbank Lake Run and he will distribute the prizes at the event. Cllr Borg Neal has said that he cannot ‘wait to meet all the volunteers, helpers and carers who work in the Test Valley’. Carl has had a varied career, with Estimator Surveyor roles for a Diamond Drilling company and then an Architectural Aluminium Window Company, as a stud hand in a horse racing stable, attending the birth of the last Troy Colt, working in hospitality managing pubs including the original ‘Old Bull and Bush’ on Hampstead Heath, manager for an electrical wholesaler and running his own electrical contracting company as part of a partnership. The majority of Carl’s career, 24 years, has been in Banking and he currently works as a Manager for Lloyds […]
8th May 2017

Routes Now Confirmed

We are delighted to announce the route maps for the 5k and 10k runs. These have both been measured via GPS tracking and can be seen the goodrunguide website using the following link. Why not give them a try as part of your training! – 5k – 10k
10th March 2017

Steve Holder will open the Andover Lake Run 2017

We are delighted to announce that Steve Holder will open the Andover Lake Run on 17 September 2017 Steve is a Hampshire firefighter who completed 20 marathons in 2016 as an emotional tribute to his late wife who died in February 2015 after a long battle with breast cancer. Steve ran one marathon for every year that he and his wife Sharon were married in events across the UK as well as in France, USA and Norway. His adventure included a midnight run, a double marathon and a rock ‘n’ roll themed event. Steve raised more than £10 000 for The Fire Fighters Charity, The Loss Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Steve, also known as Noddy, said: “I had the idea to create a memorial and fundraising year. I wanted to raise money for charity, I needed Sharon to be remembered and I needed to run’. He added that “the […]
10th February 2017

Andover Advertiser Fittest Company Cup

The Andover Advertiser is again sponsoring the Fittest Company Cup to encourage Andover-based companies to sign up for the 10K run. Entry costs £100 per team and includes spaces for up to 10 runners. The winner of the Cup will be based on the time of the company’s fourth place finisher. The names of runners can be finalised nearer the event but to guarantee starting positions and race numbers for your company runners please register as soon as possible. There will be a limit on the total number of companies able to enter. To register your company, please enter online via the ‘Race Entry – Team Entry’ tab at the top of this page. For further information or if you have any questions please email or call Andover foodbank on 01264 362111.
10th January 2017

Last Year’s Winning Team

TBVC being presented with their cup by Vassos Alexander