Record turnout for Crowle fund-raiser

By Tim Clarke 15/05 Updated: 17/05 09:32

Buy photos » Winner of the Crowle 10k was Vincent Van Woerkom. Picture by

MORE THAN 800 runners donned their trainers to make the tenth annual Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10k road race and fun runs on Sunday (May 13) the most successful yet.

A record number of people of all ages made it an extra special anniversary for the event, as their efforts helped raise at least £7,000, which will go towards a wide range of local causes to improve social, educational and sporting facilities in the village.

Over 600 people took on the gruelling 10k race in the sweltering heat with Vincent Van Woerkom, 35, from Chester Triathlon Club first across the line in 34.42mins.

He finished just ahead of 17-year old Joshua Carr, from Worcester Athletic club in 35.19, while the first woman home was Lynne Hill, 34, from Tipton Harriers, in 38.57.

A further 241 youngsters took part in the two fun runs around Crowle’s playing field with Luc Allberry, 13, the winning boy in the under 16s mile and Ellen Wikeley, 11, the winning girl.

In the quarter mile fun run the boys' race was won by eight year old Adam Mansfield with Lydia Summerwill, nine, winning the girls' race.

Co-organiser Lee Turner said: “We are delighted with the turn out for the 10k and fun runs and many thanks to everyone who supported the event. 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.”

Complete results of the 10k race are now available on the village website at

Buy photos» From the u16s mile race Emma Bridges and Rufus Tilt were second place girl and boy, Ellen Wikeley and Luc Allberry were the winning girl and boy and Adam Ayres (13) and Ellen Staniforth finished as third place boy and girl. Picture by

Buy photos» Lynne Hill from Tipton Harriers was the first woman to cross the finish line. (s)

Buy photos» From the quarter mile fun run third placed girl Hattie Gill, first placed girl Lydia Summerwill and first boy Adam Mansfield, with (front) third placed boy Thomas Bryant, Emily Smith, second placed girl and Jack Cole, second placed boy. Picture by

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