A Male was the fastest female at Sunday’s Lutterworth Charity 5. Confused? We’ll explain…
For the first time in the rural race’s history, a sell-out field took on the flat, fast PB-potential course with a few minor undulations. West End Runners scooped top spot in the women’s race with Joanna Male winning in 30:30 (we told you we’d explain). Rosanna Andrews of Rugby and Northampton AC followed her in 30:47 with Helen Talbot of Nuneaton Harriers third in 32:15.
Chris Jordan of Leicester Coritanian AC was first across the line in 27:43 followed by Paul Featherstone of Hermitage Harriers in 28:08. David Frankland of West End Runners was third in 28:40. Gev Jones of Huncote Harriers was the midpoint runner in 43:21.
The race was held to raise funds for Dementia UK and other related charities. Organiser and local runner Alan Slater has personal experience of dementia, having lost his father to the condition. In 2013, he staged the first Lutterworth 5 to raise funds for the charity. This year, he joined forces with Race Harborough to continue the momentum and deliver a top-quality event aimed at people of all abilities.
There was the option to run for free, providing the runner pledged to raise a minimum of £50 for their chosen dementia charity. In addition, a cake stall was set up with all proceeds donated to charity.
Full results are available on our race listings page.
Photo courtesy of Lutterworth Charity 5