HUNDREDS of people pounded the streets of Leigh for the Leigh Community 10K on Sunday, 11 August.
Some 695 people signed up for the run which is now in its third year.
It was won for the second year running by Mike Cayton from Horwich who finished the course in an incredible 30 minutes and 40 seconds. The first woman past the finishing line was the Leigh Harriers’ Olivia Stones who passed the post at 37 minutes and 32 seconds.
Race starter for the Leigh Community 10K was Joe Davies, 75, from Tyldesley who is a regular user of the Oak Centre day service at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, the main charity partner for the event.
Joe fired the starting pistol at 9.30am to set the runners off on two laps of Leigh Town Centre. Patient Simon Riches, 50, from Wigan did the countdown with Wish FM radio host Chris Milow.
Among those taking part was Jon Massey, 29, from Lowton (pictured above). Jon took part in the Leigh Community 10K for the first time after hearing how the course was nice and flat – excellent for runners wanting to secure a Personal Best!
The Leigh Community 10k is sponsored by Eldercare, Tesco Leigh and Wigan Council Waste Management.
Thanks goes to Ben and Paul who provided the warm-up and the event pacesetters who were staff and volunteers from Inspiring healthy lifestyles. Special thanks also to John Stringer and the 31 members of the Leigh Rotary Club who attended in the rain to marshal the event.
The Leigh Community 10K is a collaboration between Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Wigan Council, Inspiring healthy lifestyles, Fylde Coast Runners, Leigh Harriers Athletics Club, the Rotary Club of Leigh, Time2Run Events and Nectar.