Harpenden Man wins Willow Foundation 10K at Hatfield House

A HARPENDEN man raced across the finish line first at a 10K charity race for the Willow Foundation.

David Hobbs came across the line in under 35 minutes and Stacey Harris, also of Harpenden, was the third woman to finish after 44 minutes.

The run was the third annual race in aid of the Willow Foundation in the grounds of Hatfield House.

Bob Wilson, former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, formed the charity in 1999 with his wife Megs in memory of their daughter Anna who died of cancer aged 31.

He said he hoped the event became one of Hertfordshire’s most popular running events.

The charity is the only one nationally that provides psychological and emotional support for seriously ill 16-40 year olds through special day experiences.

To find out more visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk