You can enter on the day for Cheddleton Christmas Pudding race

ENTRIES are being accepted on the day for this Saturday’s (Nov 23) annual Cheddleton 10k Christmas Pudding Race which raises funds for Cancer Research UK.

Over 270 athletes completed the course in last year’s race which was won by Trentham Running Club’s Simon Myatt.

Pictured right: Race organiser Stan Winterton 

Myatt finished a minute clear of his main rival for the 2017 North Staffordshire Road Runners championship Carl Moulton (Boalloy AC).

Cheadle’s veteran athlete Mark Dalkins has won the race five times since the turn of the century, but not in the vest of his home town club.

The former strode to victory in 2005, 2007 and 2009 as a Tipton/Wrekin AC runner and in 2010 and 2014 representing Telford AC.

V45 runner Mark nowadays regularly turns out for Cheadle Running club with his partner Jenny.

This year marks the 35th staging of the pudding race, which is organised organised by retired Cheddleton farmer Stan Winterton, who continues to compete for Trentham RC in his 70s.

Stan will again have to give his own race a miss because of his busy administrative role on the day.

Saturday’s race starts at 2pm preceded by two-mile fun run (1.40pm) for family running enthusiasts.

.For more information contact Stan Winterton 01538  360753 or  email: [email protected].  

All finishers receive a Christmas pudding and there are prizes for at least the first 20 finishers plus ladies and veterans categories.

OUTSTANDING teenage triathlete Eden Schiller stormed to victory in the junior women’s race at the North Staffordshire Country League’s latest fixture at the weekend

Eden, from Longsdon,  was representing Staffordshire Moorlands AC and recorded an excellent time of 10:04 in completing the challenging Park Hall Country Park course.