Swanage good causes to benefit from ‘best ever’ Purbeck 10k
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Date Published:11 Mar 2016 Last Updated:21 Jul 2021

Swanage good causes to benefit from ‘best ever’ Purbeck 10k

Two Swanage good causes are in line to receive hundreds of pounds after the ‘best ever’ Purbeck 10k run.

Swanage Disabled Club and the Friends of Swanage Hospital will receive all the profits from this year’s race.

More than 500 runners entered the event which was organised for the fourth year running by Purbeck Runners. It sold out more than a month ahead of race day.

Commonwealth Games star Steve Way won the race with a time of 32.37, almost a minute clear of Bournemouth AC team-mate Peter Thompson.

Serena O’Connor, 15, continued her remarkable rise through the running ranks winning the Ladies event in 37.14.

Poole AC and Bournemouth AC were the Men’s and Ladies team winners respectively.

Ross Wayne, Purbeck Runners’ Race Organiser, said: “The atmosphere at this year’s event was the best yet and we’ve had some great feedback from runners.

“We would like to say a special thank you to Ellis Jones Solicitors whose support has been fantastic.

“We’re really proud to work alongside such a progressive Dorset company. Their support will help boost the amount the event can raise for our two local charity partners.”

Ellis Jones’ Partner Craig Wells, who is based at our Swanage office, and Angela Hutton, secretary in the Company Commercial department, were among the runners.

Craig said: “As a member of Purbeck Runners I know only too well what a great event the Purbeck 10k has become. We literally jumped at the opportunity to be a sponsor.”