Running For The Kids
We report from the weekend's Alder Hey Children’s Charity 10K...
Hundreds of runners were welcomed to the Running Bee Foundation’s Alder Hey Children’s Charity 10K and 5K events at Haydock Park Racecourse, on Sunday (3 April).
The event saw 500 runners ready and raring to go at the start line of the 10K race. A further 100 people including little tots embraced the 5K fun run and the MyFirst Mile event.
Luckily, runners were able to avoid the bitter weather, with the day remaining dry. Family and friends were kept entertained whilst waiting for loved ones running with a number of initiatives on the ground, including Everton in the Community who ran diabetes and blood pressure testing throughout the day.
The winner of the 10K race was Chris Livesey of Salford Harriers, who completed the distance in 32:25. Following three minutes after with a time of 35:27 was Chris Hazeldine of Liverpool Running Bugs. Third place was given to Andrew Veevers of Southport Waterloo AC, after he finished in a time of 36:50.
Lisa Gawthorne was the first female to cross the finish line, with a time of 39:45. Paiwan Dodd followed for second in 42:09. Striding into third place, Quin Davies of Parbold Pink Panthers finished in a time of 45:57.
You can check out all the results from the day via runABC's dedicated race listing page here.
Prize money is given in the form of a charity donation to a charity of the winner’s choice. 1st male and female are given £100 to donate, 2nd male and female can donate £75 and 3rd place male and female are given £50. Chris Livesey will be making his donation to St Catherine’s Hospice, Preston and Lisa Gawthorne will donate her winning amount to Freshfields Animal Rescue, Liverpool.
Stephen Kenny, The Running Bee Foundation Lead commented: "Our race calendar has kicked off with a bang for 2022! The Alder Hey races were a great success and we’re happy to have welcomed back new and previous runners to the fantastic Haydock Park Racecourse. Lots of runners raised lots of money for some great causes, including our own local health and well-being projects and the hospital’s surgical neonatal appeal."
The Running Bee Foundation champion health and wellbeing initiatives to promote the benefits of an active lifestyle and help in the fight to reduce childhood obesity. You can find out more at the Running Bee Foundation website.
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