Penistone Hill Race took place on a rainy Sunday 22nd September! A total of 89 runners raced the tough 10k and raised a whopping £959.45 towards the upkeep of Penistone Leisure Centre.
The race was won by Penistone Footpath Runners’ own Scott Hinchliffe in a fantastic time of 41:45! Here he is pictured and looking strong!
For now, the course record remains with Tom Saville who ran it in 40:15 in 2018.
First lady in was Sam Shaw, another of Penistone Footpath Runners with a brilliant time of 50:44.
We have an awful lot of people to thank for putting on this event and raising such a brilliant amount. Firstly Shaun Dimelow and the footpath runners for organising this annual event.
Robin Clough of DataConsulting Ltd very kindly sponsored the prizes and presented the awards to the winners! Here he is presenting the prize to First lady, Sam Shaw.
Thanks also go to Andy Plummer and the Trunce Runners who gave a cash donation which paid for the bread and some prizes! Thank you for your support.
Woodhead Mountain Rescue deserve a big thank you for providing First Aid support on the day (which thankfully, was not needed!)- We are very grateful.
Thanks also go to Paul Schofield Butchers (who donated a massive meat hamper!) Zeanti (prize), Penty & Co Gents Barbers (gents haircut) and Tesco (voucher) who all donated prizes.
And last but not least, all the runners! You kept smiles on your faces, despite the rubbish weather and the nearly £1000 raised will help to keep your community-run leisure centre open. We receive no regular funding from the council or outside bodies to keep the centre open, so we rely on fundraising events like this and the regular income from classes/gym/skating etc to stay afloat. Its a battle sometimes, with an old building to maintain and improve, so if you think you could help with fundraising or would like to volunteer we would LOVE to hear from you!
Below are some more photos of the runners at the event. Thanks also, go to Keith Gordon for allowing us to use his fab photographs.