STRIDE FOR LIFE ATTRACTS BIGGEST TURNOUT

Yesterday's Stride for Life fundraiser on St Mary's was a big success, despite the poor weather. 

The ninth annual Cancer Research UK 5K/10K walk/run attracted its biggest turnout yet, with 124 people (and the occasional dog) braving the rain to take part.

Participants met at Holgate's Green for a warm-up with PE teacher Martin Songhurst before setting off at 11am.

 

Sheila Thomas, who has been organising the race with Beryl Read for the last six years, said: "There was a massive turnout today, despite the weather!"

 

She thanked the Scillonian Club for its use as a base and Mary Johnson for help with the registration and timing. 

 

Sheila said that the event raised £1,033 on the day, which included a donation of £160 from Sandra Honeychurch from her 60th birthday party, but there won't be a final total until all the sponsorship money in.

She added: "We're totally delighted, it makes all the effort worthwhile."

 

The results were:

10K:  

Men   1) Dan Evans in 43.33

2) Jeremy Pearson  3) Matt Whomersley

Ladies  1) Jules Wood in 51.27  

2) Lesley Tansey  3) Rhiannon Wallace

5K:  

Men    1) George Wilkinson  in 26.15  

2) Mark Thompson  3) Samuel Tansey

 

Ladies   1) Becky Plummer  in 27.12  

2) Esme Thompson  3) Celia Hicks 

 

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