Buxton AC’s Alasdair Campbell won Saturday's (26 November) 33rd Cheddleton 10K Christmas Pudding Race in 33:11. This was one of several top-flight results for Buxton AC who also had three runners finishing in the top 10. However, it was a close call for Campbell with Mark Powell of Leicester coming second in 33:14, only three seconds behind the winner. Coles sponsored athlete Carl Moulton of Boalloy RC was third in 33:28.
Another Coles sponsored athlete, Rebecca Harrison of Cheadle RC won the women’s race in 40:20. Deborah Thomas of Trentham RC continued her good form, coming second in 40:51 with Jenny Day of Cheadle RC taking third place in 41:31.
James Allman was the midpoint runner in 50:16.
This race is a perennial favourite with many runners who like to test themselves against a traffic-free, three lap course around the village of Cheddleton in Staffordshire. The famous Christmas pudding is always an attraction, presented to all runners including those in the 2-mile fun run and there are prizes for the first 20 runners including men’s and ladies new course records.
A field of 325 runners lined up before 2pm at St Edward’s School for a race organised by Cheddleton Carnival Committee and sponsored by Sub-4 Health and RunBritain. The carnival committee fundraise for Cancer Research UK and runners were encouraged to show their support by doing the same.