On Sunday (26th May) over 40,000 runners took to the streets of Manchester to run Britain’s biggest 10k run including our own Carl Webb, CWUHA Chair of Trustees and his son Chris Webb running in aid of CWU Humanitarian Aid projects in Africa and Eastern Europe.
Running on one of the hottest days of the year Chris ran a respectable time of 60 minutes and Carl at 51 taking part in his first ever running event 1hr 18 mins. Carl says "I did get a little disheartened when an elderly chap ran past me wearing a pink tutu, which made me pick up the pace".
The route took them past ‘Old Trafford’ resulting in Chris slowing to take pictures and Carl running at a faster pace!
Carl says, “I would like to thank my son Chris for coming up with the idea, all the generous people who sponsored us and all the well-wishers who lined the streets and cheered on the participants”.
Chris echoed his Dad’s thanks and said “I am glad I convinced my dad to run as he desperately needs the exercise, on a serious note I am chuffed at the support and money we raised, CWUHA does some amazing work for underprivileged children and we have both agreed to run it again next year for CWUHA”.
Chris and Carl have nearly hit their target of £2,000; you can still sponsor them by clicking on http://www.justgiving.com/Carlandchris10kchallenge
or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘CWUHA’ to Carl Webb, CWU, 302a Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester, M21 8AY.