A village 10K on the outskirts of Chester was a sell out last Sunday with 500 runners taking part.
The Farndon 10K men’s race was won by Russell Bentley of Eryri Harriers in 31:34, closely followed by team mate Rob Samuel and Daniel Weston of Wrexham AC in third place.
First female home was Chester based running coach Kelly Crickmore in a time of 36.08, followed by Elizabeth Renondeau and Carol Parsons both of Ellesmere Port Running Club.
Kelly received a bouquet donated by Farndon florist and former butler to the late Princess Diana Paul Burrell.
Roads were closed for the scenic race which was marshalled by volunteers from Chester Sea Cadets. Representatives from Farndon Parish Council and Farndon Primary School governors handed out medals at the finish line.
A number of runners were raising money for Hope House Hospice and their supporters were dotted around the course.
This race, on the border with North Wales, was resurrected last year after a four year break and continues to grow.
Event director Mike Harrington said: “We were fortunate with the weather and really pleased the way the local community has now taken this race to heart and we are hoping for even greater community involvement next year.
“We cannot rest on our laurels however as we now switch our attention to the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon in February."
Full results from Sunday’s race are available from www.cutefruitevents.com.
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