The 31st of October is renowned for being a scary day, filled with trick, treats and plenty of fancy dress. This year was no different, except the excitement started a lot earlier in the day.

Run Chester Zoo attracted 2400 to sign up for the road-closed route around the zoo and surrounding area.255340303 185595113776370 8122858042233386022 N 1024x1024

Despite setting up in what can only be described as a hurricane, we got the event village up and ready for the runners to arrive, albeit slightly damp looking and with only 1 surviving Halloween decoration! 

Luckily it was only really the staff that had to take the brunt of the bad weather as on queue the runners arrived, and the sun came out. The race started through the gates of the zoo, as our runners toured the animals, spotting the Elephants, Camels and Rhinos on their way out onto the country roads of Cheshire. Cheered on by a wonderful team of course volunteers and our course Saxophonist who brought a bit of energy to the road sections.The run ended with a final viewing of the zoo, passing the Giraffes and the Jaguars for anyone lucky enough to spot them!

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.The race was won in a speedy time of 32.46 by Michael Young of West Cheshire AC, with Amy Weyers of Chorlton Runners taking the female crown in 39.15. 

Runners were greeted home under the finish line to a range of goodies including Actiph Water, Kind bars, Love corn ,yourZooki supplements and Tenzing energy sachets, all this along with a zoo entry ticket. 

 

Thankfully the weather stayed dry so our runners and spectators could enjoy the rest of the day exploring the zoo and spotting their favourite animals at a more sedate pace! 

Plans are already being put in place for 2 more Chester Zoo fixtures on the 6th Feb and the 30th October 2022. We’ve got a lot to build on and hopefully all the plans that got washed away in the stormy set up can come into full fruition to make these the best events yet! 

 

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