Growing trend to RUN to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice

Growing trend to RUN to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice

Published at 10:23am 21st June 2019.

Members of several running groups dug out their trainers to get to the stone circle for the sunrise.

More than 40 women from the South West region of the online group Run Mummy Run were among those taking part.

Some had got up at 2.30am to make the event.

The ladies gathered at Stonehenge Inn early this morning before heading out on a 10k circular route specifically planned with a stop at the monument to witness the dawn of the longest day at 4.52am this morning (21st June).

Run Stonehenge
Forget the shuttle bus it's all about running!

Sue Duke, from Amesbury was one of those taking part and says it was a brilliant event.

"The Summer and Winter Solstice Run Mummy Run runs are great fun. The 10k circular route is so pretty, especially this morning in the mist. It is so lovely to be out in nature early in the morning, surrounded by friendship and experiencing one of the most magical sunrises in the year."

Run Solstice 2019 Hen
Smiles all round as the group make it in time for sunrise!

Jane Badillo Whiting, from Andover. says it was great to be part of something special.

"Amazingly beautiful run to Stonehenge this morning with 40 other wonderful women. Well worth the 3am alarm call."

Members of Shrewton Running Club and Sarum Sisters also took part in the dawn run.

Solstice run 2019
An early start for Sarum Sisters

There's more pictures from this year's summer solstice here.

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