Bright sunny day soaked up by the runners!

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Che Compton of Kent AC who won this year’s Half Marathon.

Caterham Rotary Half Marathon & 10K

A record number of runners took part in this year’s Caterham Rotary Half Marathon and 10K event on Sunday 3rd July sponsored by local independent hospital North Downs Caterham.

The distance of both events was linked to the roads surrounding Redhill Aerodrome including the village of Nutfield and was specially measured so that the event was approved and timed to count towards athlete’s performance records as required by UK Athletics.

Organiser of the event  Rotarian Richard York said “More runners over two distances with more sponsors and more supporters enjoying a bright sunny morning and loving every minute describes today’s Caterham Rotary event perfectly.”

Runners were encouraged to warm up again this year with Emily Watson of Bunny Hop Dance and Fitness who provided some very rigorous exercise routines to music before the start so the runners were well and truly ready for the off.

Monica Clarke General Manager North Downs Hospital commented, ““North Downs Hospital is delighted and proud to again be the main sponsor of the Caterham Rotary Half Marathon. It was fantastic to see an increase in numbers from the previous year. The runners brought the sunshine with them and the feedback from participants was that they loved the route. We very much look forward to continuing our association with this event in years to come and offering physio, sports injury and orthopaedic services to runners.”

The winners were:

Half Marathon:

1st man – Che Compton, Kent AC 1:19:40

2nd – James Whistler, Ranelagh Harriers 1:21:03

3rd – Tim Tickner Bristol RC 1:21:36

1st lady – Gemma Bridge, Oxford City AC 1:23:12

2nd – Rebecca Rankin Valley Striders 1:35:43

3rd – Ruth Willis 1:39:14

10k:

1st man –  Andy Irons 41:13.31

2nd man – Matthew Galvin 41:38.24

3rd man – Christian Ashmore 42:07.42

1st lady – Natasha McKenna 45:09.66

2nd lady – Grace Cooper 45:55.14

3rd lady – Jo Quantrill South London Harriers 47:34.33

PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE TO VIEW  & PURCHASE ON LINE FROM :

http://www.caterhamphotography.com/halfmarathon2016

It is our intention to make a donation towards the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families. The balance of monies raised will be used to fund needy causes over the next twelve months.

In addition to our main sponsor North Downs Hospital we would also like to thank the following organisations for their help and support leading up to the event and on the day. Just click on their name for more details.

Redhill Aerodrome,

Waitrose (Caterham),

Caterham Photography,

Bunny Hop Dance and Fitness,

Nice Work Race Management,

AZ maps,

Raynet Communications,

La Pergola Restaurant Whyteleafe,

St John Ambulance.