Records beaten at Southampton Airport Runway Run

Yesterday HIOWAA hosted the Runway Run at Southampton Airport where 532 runners took to the airport’s runway as the sun rose, making it the biggest run of its kind in the UK.

Southampton Airport is the only commercial airport in the UK that opens up its runway to members of the public for this type of event and this year they have chosen to support HIOWAA as their Charity of the Year.

Since the airport began holding this unique event they have raised over £150,000 for charitable causes and this year a total of £17,000 was raised to help keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives.

Dave Lees, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, said ‘Once again we were blessed with some brilliant weather for our Runway Run and were thrilled to see so many people turn up to support our wonderful Charity of the Year, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. There is always such a fantastic atmosphere at the Runway Run which is great, especially considering the very early start. We hope everyone enjoyed the truly unique experience of running down the runway at sunrise!’

The fastest runners of the day were:

Female: 1st Lydia Browning, 2nd Claire Powell, 3rd Caroline Partner.

Male: 1st Ian Howard, 2nd Jamie Foster, 3rd Owen Watts.

There were some amazing costumes on the day, but the winner of the best costume was Jeremy Hollinshead who came dressed as the robot WALL.E.

Decathlon kindly donated three prizes which were raffled on the day. Winners will be announced on our website and social media pages.


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