Run­ners go cross coun­try in search of char­ity cash

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

AL­MOST 500 run­ners headed to Gawsworth for the an­nual 10k cross coun­try run.

It started at the ‘Nine Acre’ field and in­cluded a 5k fun run, be­fore ev­ery­one headed back for a bar­be­cue and en­ter­tain­ment.

Mark Walker of the Mac­cles­field Har­ri­ers won the 10k fin­ish­ing with a time of 36m14s.

An­drew Whit­ting­ham of Wilm­slow Run­ning Club came in sec­ond with a time of 38m24s, and Sale Har­rier Steven Town­ley fin­ished in 38m40s. The 5K was won by Lu­cas Parker in 21m3s.

Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley, who started the races, said: “This is a su­perb event, which raises much needed funds for the com­mu­nity. I am par­tic­u­larly grate­ful that the Bosley ap­peal was in­cluded. The or­gan­is­ers should be proud of what they have achieved.”

Gawsworth Scouts hosted a bar­be­cue and the WI baked de­li­cious cakes.

Jane Cur­ley, com­mit­tee mem­ber, said: “The race or­gan­is­ers are very grate­ful to Mr and Mrs Goda for the use of their field to stage the event, to Mr Tim Richards for the use of the Hall car park, to St Johns Am­bu­lance who were the nom­i­nated first aiders and to the 25 course mar­shals.”

Pic­tures by Mike McGriskin

●» The race win­ner was Mac­cles­field Har­rier Mark Walker, seen here col­lect­ing his prize from one of the event or­gan­is­ers Brid­get Tay­lor

●» Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley starts the Gawsworth cross-coun­try run

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