Report for Sunday 7th September 2014 – Mac McCoig
Stone Master Marathoners had a busy weekend with members taking part in the South Cheshire 20-mile road race and the Great North Run.
Running the hilly, testing 20-miler were Mick Downes, 44th finisher in a useful time of 2:27:44, next in was Anne-Marie Mountford 2:57:55, Richard Shaw 3:12:50 and Mac McCoig 3:15:22. Mac also scooped the North Staffs Road Runners Group award as first finisher in ‘F’ Group.
Stone finishers in the Great North Run were Alison Brind 1:56:52, David Russell 1:56:56, Lisa Russell 2:16:23 and Anne Griffiths 2:32:08.
The Flying Fox Marathon, run on 25th May this year, raised money for charities, including Gingerbread. Pictured is Bernie Priekulis, Stone Master Marathoner and Race Director, presenting a cheque for £1,000 to Wendy Hocking, Chief Executive of The Gingerbread Centre. The Centre supports homeless families in North Staffordshire. Also pictured is Tony Dobson of Afford Rent a Car, the main sponsor for the Marathon.