Hundreds of people attend Stanwick Races

Stanwick, road races: Start of the 10k run.'01/04/13
Stanwick, road races: Start of the 10k run.'01/04/13

Stanwick Races enjoyed a ‘great’ turnout as hundreds of people lined the streets of the Northamptonshire village to cheer on the runners.

About 400 people braved the chilly conditions on Monday morning, and set off on their 10km run as the race began at 10.30am.

Race organiser Adam Leggett said he was delighted with the turnout.

He added: “We’re delighted that so many people have came to run or show their support, it’s good for the community and there is money being raised for good causes, in and around the community.”

Mr Leggett added that he was happy to see that the races continue to be well supported, as the annual event entered its 13th year.

As well as a 10km run, which starts in the centre of the village and ends there after competitors have completed a loop, there was also a ‘fun run’ for children which saw about 30 youngsters take part.

Winner of the 10km Mathew Almond, 31, of Millholm Road, Desborough, said he had a lot of fun despite the weather.

He said: “It was really good fun, and this is probably the third time I’ve competed in this.

“This year it was really windy, every time you turned a corner the wind still hit you in the face. I enjoyed it though.”

Mr Almond clocked up a time of 31 minutes and 38 seconds as he raced to victory.

Stuart Nelson, 37, of Vicarage Close, Wellingborough, finished in second place and said he enjoyed the day.

He added: “It was a difficult run but it was fun and always nice to finish in the prized positions.”