Gawsworth 10k and Fun Run
The Gawsworth 10K and Fun Run Committee have decided to take a well- earned break in 2017. There will thus be no 10k or Fun Run this year.
These events have been held annually since 2002 and raised a total of more than £27300 for local organisations/ charities, including Gawsworth County Primary School, St James’s Church, The Methodist Chapel, Gawsworth Scouts, Gawsworth Girls Brigade, the Canal and River Trust, East Cheshire Hospice, Gawsworth Village Shop, the Bosley Wood Treatment victim support fund and the Chapel defibrillator fund.
We have been exceptionally lucky in recruiting and retaining a team of loyal helpers and race marshals who have turned out year after year wearing their trademark high vis jackets to ensure vehicles are parked safely, runners are directed correctly and above all that the events run safely. The overwhelming message in the feedback that we get from race participants is how much the runners appreciate the friendly village atmosphere of the races and the encouragement they receive from the marshals. The bacon butties served by the Scout BBQ team and the cakes purchased from the WI tent are regularly mentioned as popular race features!
In order for the events to be “revived” in 2018 we need some new committee members who know they will have time and energy to commit to organising the event, particularly through the summer and early September 2018. An interest in running and an affiliation to a running club is a useful attribute for at least one member of the committee.
If you are interested in finding out more, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We should like to thank all the helpers, marshals, starters and medal presenters who have contributed to making these events so successful over the last 15 years. Thanks to the farmers who have moved livestock specially from the fields crossed by the race footpaths. Special thanks to John Richards and the Goda family for the use of the 9 Acre Field; also to the late Timothy Richards and his family for use of the Gawsworth Hall car park.
LAST YEARS RACE
GAWSWORTH 10K AND FUN RUN (September 11th 2016)
Almost 300 runners together with their friends , family and supporters came to the ‘Nine Acre’ field in Gawsworth for the annual 10Kilometre cross country race and the 5 Kilometre Fun Run. The winner of the 10K was Simon Myatt of Trentham Running club with a time of 35.59. In second place, Julian Goodwin of Boalloy RC (36.39) and in third place Jason Burgess of Trentham RC with a time of 37.00. The first lady home was Louisa Whittingham of Macclesfield Harriers with a time of 43.50.
The 5K was won by Damian Hall with a time of 20.39. In second place Neil Pettie (21.16) and in third place James Doorbar (22.03)
Local MP David Rutley attended the event and started the races
Canalside Radio were again present to provide entertainment on the field. Gawsworth Scouts had their BBQ and the Gawsworth WI, the cake stall.
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 who ensure the safety of the runners around the course.
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