County runners took part in popular Crowle 10k and family runs - The Worcester Observer

County runners took part in popular Crowle 10k and family runs

Worcester Editorial 11th May, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

RUNNERS from across the county got on their marks and set for the popular, annual Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10k and two family fun runs.

This year’s event on Sunday (May 8) saw 555 runners enter the 10k, with top runners from the three counties and beyond taking to the roads around the area on what was one of the hottest days of the year so far.

A record 44 10k runners were from the parish and 181 young runners took part in the one-mile and quarter-mile races around the village playing field.

Proceeds from the event are still being calculated, but are likely to top £6,500, which will go towards a wide range of local causes to improve social, educational and sporting facilities in the parish.




Worcester’s Black Pear Joggers did well in the 10k, with the club’s Ian Radford taking first place in 35 minutes 35 seconds followed by Paul Childs in second and Alex Parker from Birchfield Harriers in third.

Unattached club runner Jane Evans took overall first place in the women’s race with a time of 37 minutes 31 seconds. She was followed by Helen Hawkes, from Amazing Feet Running Club, and Sally Dring (unattached).


The fastest male runner from the local Bowbrook Parish for a second successive year was unaffiliated runner John Purves in a time of 44.19.

More than 100 young runners took part in the two fun runs.

Hayden Smy took the honours in the under-16s mile, to finish. He came home ahead of his brother Cameron while George Bessant rounded out the top three.

Estella Preedy, who had come second in the race last year, was the winner of the girls’ under-16s mile, while Ellen Staniforth came second and Katherine Burgess finished third.

In the quarter-mile fun run, the boys’ race was won by Findlay McGill with Matthew Bailey second, and Matthew Dodds in third.

Isobelle Tanner was first in the girls’ quarter-mile, with Evie Darling in second and Ailsa Preedy third.

Caroline Brookes, co-organiser of the event with Ali McIndoe, said: “We are delighted with the turn out for the 10k and fun runs and many thanks to everyone who supported the event, especially on such a hot day.

“Some 80 residents of Crowle come together each year to make it happen and we are very grateful also for all the sponsors who provide gifts and donations,” she added.

Visit www.crowle-online.co.uk for all of the results from the 10k race.

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