The first Pensford 10k took place in May 1988, organised by a local enthusiast, Pete McGuiness, with support from Somer AC. A Fun Run organised by Pensford Primary School followed the 10k and has done so ever since.
Over the 30 years on the roads the 10k gained a loyal following and a reputation as a tough race, mainly due to the legendary Peppershells hill at the halfway point. It was never a course for PBs! (If you’d like to see the old road course you can see it here.)
Now organised by a group of local volunteers and supported by our sponsors and advertisers, the 10k has become a fixture, with the Fun Run always proving popular. And with the help of our sponsors and advertisers, we’ve been able to support a lot of local causes over the years.
In 2018 we decided to take the race off-road, and in 2019 for a bit of fun we introduced the river section!