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Workington running festival hailed a success

Photo Tom Kay

On Sunday 4th August, Workington Town Council and Cumberland Athletic Club hosted a ‘Festival of Running’ at Workington Leisure Centre.

The event was well attended with 380 runners signing up for the 1K, 5K and 10K races.

John Hastings. Photo Tom Kay

Sheila McVeigh, Cumberland Athletic Club Secretary said: “We are delighted with how the event went, the Marshalls and staff were superb on the day and we are so grateful for their help.

“The event offered something for everyone and there was a really nice atmosphere throughout the day with people enjoying hot food, drinks and the kids getting involved in the face painting, crafts and entertainment with Imagination Parties.

“The highlight for me was seeing the children return from the 1K race and the look of delight on their faces, it’s moments like that, that make it all worthwhile.”

1st in the 1km Luca Roberts. Photo Tom Kay

The results are in:

1K race

1st Luca Roberts age 8, 2nd Emily Richardson age 9, 3rd Rudi Jewel age 10.

5K race

Male 1st Bruce Hardy, 2nd Daniel Brew, 3rd Andrew Henderson

Female 1st Debbie Walker, 2nd Helen Thwaite, 3rd Rachel Wilson

10K race

Male 1st Paul Graham, 2nd Matthew Vokes, 3rd Shane Stobbart

Female 1st Lucy Stobbart, 2nd Kate Whitmarsh, 3rd Susan Holliday

Full results can be viewed here –

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