The streets of Bury once again full of community spirit as around 1,500 runners turned out for one of the North West’s most popular charity road runs.
Supporters lined the route which started and ended at The Rock retail and leisure complex and they no doubt spurred the runners on and helped to create an amazing atmosphere as they cheered and encouraged all of the runners taking part in the Asda foundation Bury 10K on Sunday 15th September.
Launched in 2016, the race raises tens of thousands of pounds for good causes.
Many of those taking part were supporting the event’s official partner charities - Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Bury Hospice, Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity and WHAG, which helps homeless women and families fleeing domestic abuse.
Taking in local landmarks such as Bury Parish Church, the Fusilier Museum and Bury Art Museum, the race route then continued along Manchester Road, Dumers Lane, Bury Road and Radcliffe Road.
There were some fabulous times set by runners with the top 3 in mens and womens categories as follows -
First across the finish line was Cameron Reilly in 32mins and 37secs. He was followed by Oliver Donnelly who clocked 34mins 18secs with Peter Savage taking third place with a time of 34mins 21secs.
Fiona Lynch was the first woman home in 40mins 01secs. Second was Jenny Yates with a time of 42mins 37secs and Katie Percival took third place in 42mins 48secs.
The youngsters taking part in the mini family fun run received the biggest cheers as they took on the 1.4K route as they raised money for the North West Air Ambulance – the event’s official partner charity.
The Asda Foundation Bury 10k and the Family Fun Run are delivered by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All in partnership with I Will if You Will and Bury Council.
Mandy Rivett, Asda Foundation coordinator, said: “Well done to everyone who took part in the Asda Foundation Bury 10K. Many of those who crossed the finish line have the satisfaction of not only completing the challenge but also raising valuable funds for some marvellous causes.”
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All head of events, said: “There is always a wonderful spirit surround the Bury 10K and yesterday was certainly no exception. There was an excellent atmosphere and much of that was down to the friendliness and support of our wonderful volunteers. A big thank you must go to them.”
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The Asda Foundation, I Will If You Will, thebestofbury, Bury Council,Arena Group, Motorpoint, Aftershokz, Arla Protein, High 5, Hits Radio and Runderwear.
The Asda Foundation Bury 10K returns on 20 September 2020 and the team behind the scenes are already working on making it the biggest year yet!
With all this exciting news in the pipeline, why not register your interest for next year right here: https://bury10k2020register.eventdesq.com/
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