Charity is the big race winner
ALMOST 700 runners took on the town’s half-marathon as it weaved its way through the streets on Sunday.
The 13.1-mile challenge saw 689 cross the finish line and raise around £5,000 for East Cheshire Hospice. The fastest man was David Webb, representing Telford running club, who ran 1hr and 10mins.
Taking the women’s title was Diane McVey from Wilmslow Running Club who finished in a time of 1hr 23mins.
The fastest local runner was last year’s race winner, James Noakes, from Macclesfield Harriers, who finished in 1hr 18mins. Another 119 people took on the 5k road race which was won by Ben Light from Buxton & District in a time of 17m 39s followed by Katie Lowery from Macclesfield Harriers in 18m 17s.
An impressive 39 youngsters completed the junior fun run which was won by Marcus Cann in 4m 29s. Mandy Calvert, race direc- tor, said: “This is always such a great event, with a real community feel and that was definitely the case this year. With such great weather and fantastic support from volunteers, runners and their family and friends it was a real pleasure to deliver races that challenged our runners while raising much-needed funds for a fantastic local charity.”