Blackburn 10k runners celebrate

Published Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 13:02

The Blackburn 10k returned on Sunday morning with hundreds of runners taking part in the local fundraiser.

Almost £12,000 has been raised so far from entry fees and sponsorships.

After a hotly contested battle around the course, the race was won by Blackburn Harrier’s Matt Ramsden in 31.27, with Jack Green taking 2nd in 31.44, and Ben Fish (Blackburn Harrier) finishing in 3rd in 31.54.

In the women’s race, the first home was Lucy Rawlingson in 41.12, with Natalie Vose of Wigan Harriers in 2nd (42.44) and Julia Hartley of Accrington Road Runners in 3rd (43.02).

In the children’s race, which involved running one lap of Ewood park, the winners were Alex Mckinlay and Grace Sharples.

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust  community and income manager, Deborah Blades, said:

I am thrilled that the total funds raised so far for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust stands at £11203. We are so thankful to our sponsors, SUEZ, Training 2000, Westholme School, Turtle Bay and CBD Oil London, and our Rovers Runners, for making this happen! These vital funds will help us to continue delivering our life changing work and projects for our communities in BwD.

medals line up

Blackburn with Darwen’s Executive Member for Wellbeing, Cllr Damian Talbot said: “

“Well done to everyone who took part – such a brilliant effort. I was absolutely delighted to see the return of this popular event.  Hopefully it will inspire more people in our borough to take up running. Staying active through the winter is one way to boost our immune systems and help to beat seasonal ailments, as well as Covid-19.”

finish line hugs

Event organiser Runthrough’s Matt Wood said:

“Another fantastic event which couldn’t have happened without the amazing support from a range of volunteers including: police cadets, sea cadets and the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust. Thanks to all for playing a valuable part on the day, along with our sponsor partners Suez Group backing the event.”

bb10k finish line

More results.

For runners interested in the 2022 event you can register interest to be the first to hear details and the date for next year.

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