Over 200 family fun runners and athletes braved the early rain in October 2016 to complete the inaugural StepUp4Good event to raise money for local community projects.
High Sheriff Victoria Fishburn officially opened the Greenham Common event which was supported and organised by Greenham Common Trust and got the Mini Mile runners under way.
Alex Berry stormed home to win the first race of the day, The Mini Mile, in a fantastic time of 8 minutes and 58 seconds.
Everyone cheered as Martin Randall, who has physical disabilities, crossed the line with his dad Jeff, to successfully complete the Mini Mile and was awarded The Special Achievement Award from Greenham Common Trust Director David Bailey.
Mark Apsey from Reading Road Runners completed the 10k course in a superhuman 35 minutes and 46 seconds to take first place.
Some of the runners were raising money for The Rosemary Appeal – the £4.5m new dialysis and cancer centre at West Berkshire Hospital which is fundraising on thegoodexchange.com.
Greenham Common Trust Chief Executive Chris Boulton said: “Despite the best efforts of the weather we had a fantastic turn out of families and athletes who enjoyed this wonderful event. Many thanks must go to the High Sheriff and GCT director David Bailey for awarding the winning trophies. We must also thank race director Chris Sumner, Vickie Randall and their team for creating four great race courses, Mrs B for providing refreshments, The Rosemary Appeal, West Berkshire Mencap and Berkshire Youth, for fundraising in the rain, MSS for keeping everyone safe and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make the event happen.
After completing the Mini Mile race, Samantha Berry commenting on The Good Exchange website when she donated to The Rosemary Appeal said: “After a fantastic, well organised, family running event on Sunday (Step Up 4 Good) we felt we had to donate.”
StepUp4Good 2016 winners