READY GET SET, MO: Pavilion Gardens ‘Must-Dash’ supports Movember

Retired sign-writer Phil Hutson inking-in a moustache on Bev Golden.
Retired sign-writer Phil Hutson inking-in a moustache on Bev Golden.

Buxton Athletic Club got into the spirit of Movember at their latest monthly race - dubbed the Must-Dash.

High Peak MP Andrew Bingham was on hand to say “ready, steady mo” and start the five kilometre run around the Pavilion Gardens on Saturday, November 7.

Damien Zerulike (left) won a Northern Rail voucher, presented by Buxton AC secretaries Jim and Sheila Bradley.

Damien Zerulike (left) won a Northern Rail voucher, presented by Buxton AC secretaries Jim and Sheila Bradley.

The event was inspired by former club member Dave Carlisle, who was keen to highlight the moustache-growing campaign that raises awareness of men’s health issues.

Dave, 54, said: “Movember encouraged me to do regular testicular examinations.

“A couple of years ago I found a lump, I got straight to the doctor to get it checked. Thankfully it was nothing nasty but they did spot another problem.”

He added: “Men can be uncomfortable talking about ill-health,Movember is brilliant by making it much easier.”

Runners Jon Davey and Mike Gray.

Runners Jon Davey and Mike Gray.

Dave is growing his usual facial fuzz, but said the race was a good way to include women and children - who had moustaches painted by Phil Hutson, 67, a club regular and survivor of prostate cancer.

Phil said: “I’m keen to make sure men don’t put off seeking help. I tell everybody to go and get checked.”

Runners braved wet and windy conditions, with race fees raising £120 for the cause.