10km race ‘best to date’

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RUNNERS flocked from all over the country to compete in the biggest Filey 10KM Run to date.

Athletes travelled from as far as Ireland to Filey for the 3rd annual race, which took place last Sunday.

According to race organiser Sam Cross, the race was the quickest to date, with records falling despite sweltering temperatures.

And although course records fell, the real success story of the race was 41-year-old mother Debbie Anderson.

She travelled from Boston Spa for the event to race in memory of her daughter Ceri, who died ten years ago from leukaemia aged three.

Filey holds a special place in her heart, as not only does she regularly camp in the town, but it was also the location of Ceri’s only holiday.

She said: “As it was the tenth anniversary of her death, I decided to do ten events to remember her by, including the Weatherby to Filey bike ride.

“I was in Scarborough with my parents and I noticed the poster for the event. When I seen it I knew then that I just had to do it.”

She managed to raise around £300 for Candlelighters, and was met at the finish line by her family, who Debbie said were “incredibly proud” of what she had managed.

Mr Cross said the race, which was set up to attract visitors to Filey outside the main season, was a huge success this year.

He said: “I just want to thank everybody who’s worked on the race, especially Filey District Tourism Association, as it’s been the best to date.”