Joggers run rings around Glossop

Glossop Jog, the start of the race
Glossop Jog, the start of the race

Nearly 400 runners took part in the 36th annual Glossop Jog on Sunday, raising approximately £7,500 for this year’s chosen charity, Canine Partners.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Glossop, kicked off at Glossopdale Community College’s sports ground at Fauvel Road, involved competitors of all ages running as many laps of the course as possible in one hour.

Children from eight schools in the area participated, including the main sponsor Duke of Norfolk CE Primary School, on Royle Street.

Organiser Barrie Powney said: “We had mums running with pushchairs, people with dogs on leads. It’s a community fun run for all the family. There’s not a lot of teams who enter these days but it’s still competitive.”

He added: “Some of the children who entered were almost pre-school age; the kiddies seem to get smaller and smaller every year!”

While veteran entrant and founder of the race, Rotarian Peter Wood, completed his 33rd Glossop Jog, despite being in his 80s.