Local residents are encouraged to lace up their running shoes and take part in Brentford’s biggest running event – Brentford Sports FEST. The event will take place in the grounds of one of west London’s most iconic houses, Syon House, and will offer runners the opportunity to run in the private grounds of the prestigious estate. Run in partnership with Brentford Lock West, the event will be held on the 5 April 2020 and will offer a range of sporting activities for all the family.
Residents of all ages and abilities can take part in a 10k run, 5k run, 1k children’s fun run and a 5k Walk and Talk (in association with West London NHS Trust). For water lovers, there is an opportunity to take part in an exciting paddleboarding lesson at Brentford Lock. Plus, the event is also offering a free health and sports village – local residents can sample hatha yoga or try their hand at making a healthy pizza.
Anna Rutowicz, who took part in the 10k last year, said: “Taking part in Brentford Sports FEST was such a fun experience that contributed to my motivation for running more. The course takes place in the grounds of Syon Park, including sections that are usually closed off to the general public – making it a picturesque route. It is definitely one to track on Strava!”
For runners hoping to beat their personal best, all races have chip timing.
James Stockdale, Development Director at Waterside Places, said: “We are delighted to be once again, sponsoring the Sports FEST. The event provides ample opportunity to get out and get active – whether you are a serious runner, or you are just looking to keep fit or run with friends.
“There is always a really welcoming atmosphere on the day and it has been great to see the event grow year on year. Many of the residents of Brentford Lock West are now regulars to event – with many also participating in the paddleboarding, which takes place, right in front of our development.”
Sign up for the event at www.brentfordsportsfest.co.uk.