10k Race Helps Rotary Charities

Our annual event was most enjoyable and very successful on a lovely sunny Sunday morning (9th July). There were about 90 entries for the 10k event and 16 year-old James Walker (from Ewhurst) became the youngest ever winner, in a time of 36 min. 48 sec. In second and third places were Horsham Joggers, Dan Pettitt (37 min. 34 sec.) and Paul Oakley (38 min. 33 sec.)

The first lady to finish was Laura Sharma, from Gade Valley Harriers (46 min. 5 sec.), with Beth Ingham in second place (46 min. 13 sec.) and Karen Bryant in third (46 min. 45 sec). Karen was also the first Cranleigh Runners’ lady, with Jamie Rushworth, who came 6th, being the first Cranleigh Runners’ man to finish (43 min. 10 sec.). 

The early 9:30 am start was welcomed by the runners with ideal running conditions at that time of the day; the shade provided by the trees on Downs Link gave respite from the rising temperature. 

The Junior 3k winners were as follows

Boys: 10 and over: Evan Cornwell (10) in 16 min. 35 sec.

            9 and under: Harry Lancaster (7) in17 min. 20 sec.

Girls:  9 and under: Anna McGuinness (8) in 20 min. 7 sec.

Full results and photos are on the Cranleigh Runners website: 


We are most grateful for the additional marshalling help given by two volunteers from our local Nationwide Building Society. This gesture reflects their wish to be involved in the local community, mirroring Rotary’s ethos.

The event realised a marvellous net profit of some £1,200, which will now be avaialable to support local charities supported by Cranleigh Rotary.

Cranleigh Rotary wishes to express their thanks to all runners, and their supporters, whose eforts will enable these charities to benefit from a most enjoyable morning.

10k 2017 (2)  (Bob Wiltshire))

Photos courtesy of Bob Wiltshire.