This week over 700 runners descended upon the village of Rothley for one of the most celebrated charity road races in Leicestershire, the Mattioli Woods Rothley 10k. This is new record for the race, which normally attracts around 500 runners.
Runners from all age groups and backgrounds showed up in force for its 31st year to raise essential funds for a variety of local causes, including LOROS, Rainbows, County Air Ambulance Service, Age UK, Eye Camps and RNLI. Last year saw donations of circa £16,000 from runners and supporters and this year it is estimated that over £20,000 will be raised.
Ian Mattioli, Chief Executive of main sponsor Mattioli Woods plc, said:
“The event was a huge success and I was taken aback by the support that was demonstrated to help raise vital funds for organisations and charities based in Leicestershire”.
Stuart Spencer from Nottingham AC was the overall winner of the race with a time of 32.19 minutes as well as winning the Affiliated Male category. Anne Holyland from Wreake Runners won the Affiliated Female category as well as Female Veteran. Jason Williams won the Male Veteran category. The Anstey Amblers and Runners won the Affiliated Female Team and Hermitage Harriers Running Club won the Affiliated Male Team. The race also included junior categories, where Luke Pole won overall in 41.04 minutes.
Other local businesses who sponsored the Mattioli Woods Rothley 10k included The Fleet Auction Group, Juice, Marcol, Gateley, Champions (UK) plc, Fairline, Van Monster, Lafarge Tarmac, RWP, Swithland Spring Water, Sowden Group, Storage Concepts, Mazars, HSBC, Dimbleby Catering Company, Print Wizards, Stones Events and Anne Mills Recruitment.