Joe Flanighan, 16, from Amble, was the winner of the 2017 Fun-Run, held at Warkworth Castle as part of the annual Warkworth Show foot-race contest.Pictured with his champion’s trophy, Joe managed to see off the competition in a race of over 70 contestants and with some very talented young runners, many of them members of local running clubs. Alnwick Harriers was well represented.Emma Gray, an Alnwick Harrier, won the women’s race.For nearly ten years the annual event has been organised by local GP, Professor Scott Wilkes and his family, however this year the task was handed on to local vetinary surgeon, Steve Carragher who organised the 2.5km run with his highly efficient team. The run commenced at the castle bailey with a variety of contestant categories.Warkworth Show publicity officer Derek Conway said, “Steve and his team did a brilliant job of organising the fun-run, with trophies and competitor badges to remind contestants of their efforts. Cussins the building developers sponsored the event and their generous support ensured a high-quality of entrant and a really enjoyable contest.”He added, “There were some very able young contenders but also lots of Mums and Dads running with younger children too. It was a fantastic atmosphere and the run was thoroughly enjoyed by participants and cheering observers alike.
Why not enter Warkworth Show 2.5km Fun Run 2018?Includes: race entry, Medals and a memento for all finishers for all race finishers, entry to Warkworth Show and Warkworth CastlePrizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the following sections:adult male/female, youth male/female (u18) and junior male/female (u14) - presented after the race. Under 8s to be accompanied by an adult throughout the race.Visitors accompanying runners will be required to pay for Show admission For entry form please click here