There were aching muscles and sore feet aplenty – but it was all worthwhile with more than £11,000 being raised for charity at this year’s Woodbridge 10k race, at which Gotelee were delighted to be sponsors.
The annual event, now in its 36th year, attracted competitors from across the county, with Ipswich Jaffa runner Andrew Rooke finishing first.
Six runners donned Gotelee tops and ran as “Team Gotelee”– Catherine Abbott, Nicola Weldon, Anna Brown, Dawn Robb, Sheldene Ford-Keeble and Stephen Brown. Stephen’s achievement was especially impressive after finishing in 48 minutes despite running in army boots. The support from the local community was fantastic and helped the Gotelee team round the undulating course through the streets of Woodbridge.
Breast Cancer Now, St Elizabeth Hospice, and Riding for the Disabled were the good causes to benefit from the event. They were all chosen by the family of Andrea McNally, a grandmother-of-three and a former member of the Woodbridge Shufflers running club who died of cancer in January.