Run Prestwood makes triumphant return

Kieran White (men’s winner), Adam Shute, Hannah Rogan, Jessica Downs (women’s winner) and Fiona Kelleher being presented their trophies by Jen Beaujeux from BWK Solicitors, the race sponsor.

Nearly 200 runners of all abilities flocked to the charming village of Prestwood on Sunday 15 May for the return of Run Prestwood, an annual running race organised by the Chilterns MS Centre.

For nearly 30 years, hundreds of runners have descended on the Buckinghamshire village for what originally started as just a 10k race but has since included a 5k race and more recently a children’s race. However, the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus meant the event could not take place during the last two years.

“It genuinely makes me emotional to see runners back again after missing out for the last two years,” said Stella Kubale, Head of Fundraising at the Chilterns MS Centre. “It was a really fun day and I want to thank everyone who came along and made it a success. Special congratulations to our race winners!”

The men’s 10k race was won by Kieran White of Hercules Wimbledon Athletic Club with a time of 36m 59s and the women’s 10k race was won by Jessica Downs with a time of 41m 4s. The top three men and women were presented with their trophies by Jen Beaujeux from BWK Solicitors, the race sponsor.

Run Prestwood is an important event in the Chilterns MS Centre fundraising calendar as this year it has so far raised about £7,000 which will go towards supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s.

The charity would like to thank BWK Solicitors for sponsoring the event and helping to make it happen. Thanks also go to the Co-Op in Prestwood for providing bananas for the runners, Prestwood Village Stores for offering much needed water, and Vanarama for loaning a van to help with logistics. The event would not have been possible without the amazing marshals from the Rotary Club of Great Missenden and District, who made sure all of the runners were safe along the course.

To see the full list of finishers or to find out more about the work of the Chilterns MS Centre, visit