The Gosforth 10-mile road race and one-mile fun run once again raised money for deserving local charities and community projects.

The 10-mile race was won by Kendal AC’s Richard Wilson in 57.44 to add his name to the winners’ shield.

A large field of 79 runners took on the testing course and cool conditions for the popular annual event.

Ben Opie of Netherhall AC was just pipped to second in 57.49, and Paul Graham of Netherhall AC repeated his third place in last year’s race in 59.05.

They were followed home by Cumberland AC’s Jordan Kelly in fourth and Paul Schofield in fifth, with Cumberland AC’s Kevin Wallace taking sixth.

Local club and race organisers Blengdale AC were represented by Mark Fussell (66.07), Lauren Kenwright (91.22) and Ian Wilson (94.47).

The remaining Blengdale members were overseeing the evening’s activities on the field.

Louise Stubbings (CFR) was the first lady home in 65.38, repeating last year’s victory in the women’s race.

In second was Karen Smith of St Bees Triers in 67.28 and third was Catherine Ballard (u/a) in 72.56.

Cumberland AC’s Beverly Smith was fourth with clubmates Susan Cain and Vic Wilson following her home in fifth and sixth respectively.

The local Brownie leaders also held the very popular annual Fun Run which was well supported by a field of 97 runners of all ages.

The winner was Alex Rhodes, second Edward Wake, third Tom Adams.

Full results for both races are available on the Blengdale Runners Facebook page and Gosforth Village Website.

The race organisers would like to thank all the runners, everyone who helped on the night and also the race main sponsors Robinson and Co and oneAIM for their continued support.

Thanks also go to Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team (tail vehicle and water stations), Roger Lomas (lead vehicle Floor Coverings Cumbria), Gosforth First Responders, Riverside Garage Holmrook and all the volunteers who helped on the night

All proceeds from the race and the Gosforth 10K (September 3, 2019, 6.30pm) will be donated to local charities and good causes.

Last year the events raised over £1,600 and the organisers are hoping to raise a similar amount this year.