More than 200 entrants in 4th cheese race

Runners at the start of the Blacksticks Blue 10K Race
Runners at the start of the Blacksticks Blue 10K Race

Whitechapel Primary School and the local community pulled out all the stops for the 4th Blacksticks Blue 10K Race on Sunday.

Thankfully, the rain just about held off and organisers 
welcomed nearly 200 entries for the fabulous scenic route that takes everyone up Beacon Fell and back down to Whitechapel Village Hall.

The race is sponsored by Butler’s Farmhouse Cheeses, which also had a group of employees entering the race, and The Runners Centre, Lancaster. Refreshments were served by the parents on the day, and the 10K run is now becoming a popular event for many Lancashire running clubs and 
further afield, with every runner winning a Blacksticks Blue cheese.

Organisers would like to like to thank everyone involved in making this another successful day.

All money raised goes towards Whitechapel PTFA and Whitechapel and Inglewhite’s multi use games area.

Results were: Men – 1st Robert Danson from Wesham Road Runners, 2nd Chris Barnes from Blackburn Harriers, 3rd Jason Parker from Preston Harriers, 4th Paul Muller from Horwich RMI, and 5th Andrew Meskimmon from Dewsbury Road Runners.

Ladies – 1st Pauline Poloell from Blackburn Harriers, 2nd Maria Snall from Lancaster and Morecambe AC, 3rd, Emma Baker, non-club runner, 4th Lesley Fisher from Burden Road Runners and 5th Michelle Simey, non-club runner.

Winners in the Veteran Categories were: Men: V40 David Brunton, V45 Jose Pinon Shaw, V50 Alan Metcalf, V55 Alex Rowe, V60 Tony Pritchard, V65 David Ratcliffe, V70 John Devlin.

Ladies: V35 Janine Needham, V40 Bridget Collier, V45 Lesley Dewhirst, V50 Julie Graham, V55 Debbie Bland, V60 Jennifer Adams V65 Jean Mitchell.