In conjunction with the kenilworth festival the runners staged the inaugural 'Kenilworth Killer 10k' in Abbey Fields based on the former Hilly Challenge course. With a change of race time to a Saturday morning and favourable weather conditons the entries were considerably up on previous years
The Killer , an apt name for a very hilly course, attracted 170 entries and was emphatically won by Kenilworth's own Richard Simkiss in a time of 36mins 11 secs who fought off friendly rivallry from Phil Gould also Kenilworth Runners 36.34 and Vincent O'Sullivan, Warwick University 37.07. 1st over 45 male was Gary Payne of George Elliot Striders, 37.41.
The ladies race was won by Rachel Wood, Warwick University. 43.07. Warwick University won both ladies and mens team prizes. Tim Boswell from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire local radio took up the challenge thrown down to him some weeks ago and sportingly completed the course in 53 .35 .
Schools Challenge - 7 local schools fielded 67 runners for this one mile race race with Daniel Williams of Milverton primary School, Leamington Spa the overall winner in a time of 6mins 39 secs.He was closely followed by Harry Johnson, Park Hill Junior, 6.55 and Sam Wadsworth, Milverton 6.58. Milverton were the overall winners with Park Hill second.
Family Fun Run - 120 entries for this one mile run with a large contingent coming from Leicestershire Club - Ivanhoe Robins who provided the winner Matthew Cox 6 mins 33 secs and 12 boys and girls in the top twenty finishers.Runners had great fun chasing Roger Rabbit who acted as hare.
Kenny Bear, the festival mascot, made a guest appearance together with Sweetie. Cups were presented to all winners in the three races and the local Waitrose store donated bananas and chocolate bars for each finisher to go with their medals and certificates.