Hundreds take to the sun soaked streets for the Mansfield 10k
On Sunday morning, hundreds of runners and spectators packed out the sun-soaked Market Place in Mansfield Town Centre for the second annual Mansfield 10k, which raises funds for Reach Learning Disability.
The runners set off in their droves at 9am following a warm up on the start line, with local McDonalds franchisee Jacqui Moore and her son Calum, who attends Reach Learning Disability, setting off the race. The runners then took in two laps of the town centre before a sprint finish back into the Market Place.
The first to cross the line was Mark Ryall from Milton Keynes, followed by Richard Robinson in second place who improved on his efforts in 2015 where he placed third. James Mee of the Mansfield Harriers was the third male over the finish line. Sarah Lowery took the women’s second place for a second year in a row, just behind Jane Potter in first, and ahead of Jenny Evans in third. The top three in each category were presented with prizes by the Mansfield District Council.
Steve Shatwell, CEO of Reach Learning Disability said;
“We are thrilled with the support of the Mansfield 10k again this year. A huge number of runners and spectators filled the town centre with cheers and we really appreciate everyone getting involved. Their support will help to provide services to people with learning difficulties in the area, helping them reach beyond expectations.
“We want to take this chance to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for this year’s event, as they have been crucial in delivering the best Mansfield 10k yet.”
This year the Mansfield 10k was organised by Reach Learning Disability, supported by McDonalds, Slimming World, Mansfield Building Society and Full Phat Designs, and supported by Mansfield District Council.
The results of the 2016 Mansfield 10k can be viewed here.