Harriers delighted after 34th successful Worksop Half Marathon

Worksop Halloween Half Marathon & Fun Run.
Worksop Halloween Half Marathon & Fun Run.

Stuart Spencer and Nicola Gleadall were the gold medal winners in Sunday’s 34th Worksop Half Marathon.

For Spencer it was his second Worksop victory in a row, crossing the line in a time of 1:09:31.

The Worksop Harriers organised event was yet again a complete success, with just over 2,300 runners entering the half marathon and over 200 the fun run.

Race director Pete Fendley was delighted with the event.

He said: “On behalf of Worksop Harriers, I thank everyone who contributed to the great success of this year’s race, which again incorporated the Nottinghamshire AAA’s County Championships.

“We had excellent weather this year, which ensured that we had good running conditions, and this was reflected in many personal best performances.

“The good weather also brought out more supporters and spectators, with many people adopting the Halloween theme fancy dress approach, which contributed to a great atmosphere.”

Fendley listed those who had been instrumental in making the race go so smoothly.

“I thank all the runners who continue to support our event, and all of the members, friends and families of Worksop Harriers who perform all the various tasks leading up to the race and on race day itself.

“I am very grateful that the Highways Authority allow the roads to be closed and to the Police, Traffic Management Services, Fire Brigade, The British Red Cross for their Medical support and Bassetlaw District Council workers who all provide a tremendous service on the day, to ensure that the athletes are able to perform to the best of their abilities in a safe environment.”

Three charities, Cerebral Palsy Sport, Autism East Midlands and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, all partnered with the event.