28 Nov

Pudding In The Miles At Cheddleton

Buxton AC's Alasdair Campbell wins the Cheddleton 10K Christmas Pudding race

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. 
 
Photo courtesy of Mick Hall Photos