SPIRITS were high at this year’s popular family fun run, the Barfield Bolt, which took place earlier this month at Barfield School in Farnham.

With a 10k and five kilometre race for adults, three kilometre, two kilometre and one kilometre races for young athletes and a 60-metre dash for little ones, this really was an event for the whole family.

While the focus was very much on fun, there was fierce competition in all categories. The results for each category can be found on the Barfield School website (www.barfieldschool.com).

Tom Laidlaw of Core4Fitness got the day off to a high-energy start with warm ups for both adults and children and the team were delighted that the Mayor of Farnham, Michael Hodge, was able to join them for the event and to start the 10km and five kilometre races.

The event was organised by the Barfield Friends as a community event and to raise funds for local charity, The Simon Trust. The Simon Trust supports adults with autism and is run by a former Barfield parent.

The charity was set up in 2015 to help provide homes and meaningful on-site activities in Surrey for adults with severe autism and learning difficulties.

Having completed their races, runners were then able to relax and enjoy the annual Barfield School Fair with much needed refreshments.

According to staff, it was a “lovely day and all the runners should be very proud of their achievements”.