Bury 10k: 15 great photos of runners before, during and after race through town

The Bury 10k took place in the town today (October 1)

The Bury 10k race took place today, with runners making their way through the town. On a wet day, participants braved the elements and had lots of fun in the process.

People of all ages took to the streets and were cheered on by many more. The route took participants past Gigg Lane, home of Bury FC, and around Redvales.

A wide selection of photos were taken by race organisers, and we've collected together as many as we can into one gallery. Well done t everyone who took part in the event!

A huge standout moment of the day, one of the region’s most brave and popular girls Ella Chadwick took part in the Arena Group Bury Mini and Junior run. 15-year-old Ella, from Rochdale, was born with a rare kidney disease and has spent much of her life in hospital. Born needing six years of dialysis, she underwent 40 operations before undergoing a kidney transplant at the age of eight.

Since then, Ella has raised thousands of pounds for charity by taking part in a variety of events and was named Child of Courage at the Pride of Britain awards in 2018. Two years later she captivated the nation by receiving the golden buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent after performing with the signing choir ‘Sign Along With Us’.

Ella decided to take part to raise money for the Sign Along With Us Foundation. Ahead of the Arena Group Mini and Junior Runs, Ella had some words of encouragement for the runners at the start line. She said: "I wasn't well when I was younger, but I am fit and I am well now and am really excited to be taking part in the fun run. It doesn't matter if you win or lose it is all about the taking part. Good luck everyone" 

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Operations Director at Run For All said: “We want to say a huge well done and thank you to all our participants who joined us today at the Bury 10K and Arena Group Bury Mini and Junior runs. 

“I would also like to thank Ella Chadwick and her family for joining us on the start line. We hope that Ella’s story inspires participants of all abilities to engage in their own choice of sport, regardless of ability.

 “The enthusiasm and support from everyone involved, from the participants themselves to the many spectators, sponsors, partners and volunteers, all ensured the day was a fantastic success.”

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