IN PICTURES: 10K run for Helen’s Trust at Chatsworth

It was a gun to tape win for No1043 Stuart Bond.
It was a gun to tape win for No1043 Stuart Bond.

More than 900 runners laced up their trainers at Chatsworth on Sunday in the biggest fundraising event of the year for a Derbyshire charity.

Competitors travelled from far and wide to test themselves over a challenging ten kilometre course in an annual event organised by end-of-life care provider Helen’s Trust.

Fundraising manager Zoe Woodward said: “The day went really well for us and there was a good atmosphere. Thank you to everyone who came and supported us, it will make a massive difference.

“It was a bit wet under foot, but otherwise conditions were good for the runners. Some were regulars returning, but we had many first-timers too and all the feedback was positive.”

Stuart Bond of the Dark Peak Fell Runners Club led the race from start to finish, crossing the line in 34 minutes and 42 seconds.

Jenny Rich of the Steel City Striders was the first woman home, and 16th runner overall, clocking in at 41 minutes and two seconds.

She just missed out on one of ten free pizzas from race sponsors Proove, although the fastest 250 runners were all rewarded with free Bakewell puddings from Bloomers.

Zoe said: “Thank you to all of our sponsors, including Buxton Water, Ideal Shopping Direct and Irwin Mitchell - but especially to Chatsworth, and all our staff and volunteers who marshalled the race. It will make a huge difference.”

Zoe estimates the event will raise around £20,000, which will pay for 1,000 hours of care for people with terminal illnesses who wish to continue living at home.

Learn more about the charity at helenstrust.org.uk.