Runners go cross country in search of charity cash
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