On your marks for all the fun of the Kings Langley Puffaten

Kings Langley Puffaten 2014. Picture: Eddie Dillon ProMedia.
Kings Langley Puffaten 2014. Picture: Eddie Dillon ProMedia.

Spring is here - that means its time to get those running shoes out for the Kings Langley Puffaten.

This year’s fun event is on Sunday, June 14 and all the races start from the field at Kings Langley Primary School, so there’s plenty of room for runners and spectators who want to enjoy a friendly, village event.

Kings Langley Puffaten 2014. Picture: Eddie Dillon ProMedia.

Kings Langley Puffaten 2014. Picture: Eddie Dillon ProMedia.

For anyone else, there is no escaping the more serious races or would-be marathon runners in the 10k event as the race passes along the north end of the High Street and past the Methodist Church.

Kate Chadwick, who helped organise last year’s event, said: “Last year we got an excellent turnout and a great report from the UK Athletics representative who looked at every part of the course and race organisation, but inevitably they are looking for an even better event this year.”

One of the recommendations was that there should be more marshals, particularly around the start and finish area and on parts of the course.

The event operated a buddy system last year so marshals were paired up.

Head teacher Paula Harris said: “Last year there were parents with their push chairs taking part in the fun run with young boys and girls tearing off round the school field, determined to get to the finish. Then we’d like to see the grown ups take part in the 10k!”

Email a.johnson@kingslangley-pri.herts.sch.uk or visit www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/