CCW puts on its running shoes

For the fourth year running, we are supporting the CCW Linlithgow 10k and Fun Run, which takes place on 8 October 2017.

Claimed to be the most picturesque race in Scotland, it is also a great community event with many local groups and societies getting involved.

CCW is providing a team of runners and volunteers to take part on the day, and we are hoping our efforts will help raise funds for Cancer Research UK, our nominated charity for 2017.

Around 800 runners participate in the 10k race and some 250 children take part in the fun run. The race is organised by the dedicated team at Linlithgow AC, and they bring together over a hundred volunteers on the day to help with marshalling, registration, water stations, crowd management and finish area tasks.

For the second year, the race t-shirt has been the subject of a design competition at local high school, Linlithgow Academy, co-ordinated by CDT Teacher (and Linlithgow AC Club Captain), David Marshall. Hundreds of entries were received, and many were of a very high standard. This year’s winner is third year Louise Murray, whose design will now be seen for years to come, as 10k finishers and race volunteers each receive a race t-shirt on the day.

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The training hots up for the CCW 10K on Sunday 25th September

Here at CCW, our keen runners (and enthusiastic have-a-goers) are all gearing up for Sunday’s 10k and Fun Run in lovely Linlithgow.   Raising money for a cause close to our hearts: MS Scotland, we are proud to be not only sponsoring the event for the third year running, we are also actively participating in all kinds of ways.

Firstly, giving it their all on the day will be two of our lawyers: Kieran Reilly and Caroline Maher, who are both tackling the varied, scenic and occasionally challenging 10k course.  CCW Partner Alison Marshall would normally be taking part, but she has the very good excuse of recently giving birth to a son, Malcolm David Marshall – many congratulations, Alison – and we’re delighted that mother and baby will both be there to support our team of hardy runners.

Next up we have fun runners Connor Dixon, Claire Nicholson and Sarah Johnston, all family members of CCW staff, and we’d like to say a special thank you to these young athletes for taking part.  We have other non-running contributors who give up their Sunday to help marshall the race; an important job for which we are hugely appreciative.

Finally, it’s not too late to do your bit.  The deadline to participate in the races has passed, but please do come along and support us on the day – we’re hoping for a great turnout of CCW staff, friends and family. The event has a brilliant atmosphere and the more cheering us on, the better.  And of course, we are still collecting donations and sponsorship.  Please click here to donate via our Just Giving page and go to the CCW Linlithgow 10k and Fun Run event website to find out more about the location and timings of the race.

Go Team CCW!

 

Team CCW does its bit for charity

The CCW Linlithgow 10k and Fun Run took place on Sunday, 20 September 2015, and was a great success. The event took over the historic town for the day with around 1000 people participating: including adult runners, junior runners and volunteers. Local scouts, guides, rotary club, churches and many other local businesses and groups played their part in the day, which attracted runners and spectators from far and near.

A team of 17 from CCW took part including 10k runners, fun runners and volunteers. Our runners all successfully made it to the finish line, and Team CCW raised more than £500 for MS Society in the process.

There were many charity runners and first timers on the day, but the sharp end of the race was hotly contested with a winning time of 31:31 – a very impressive time on the challenging course. The overall 10k winner, local lad, Alastair Hay of Central AC, won by a clear margin from Patryk Gierjatowicz of Hunters Bog Trotters (and Poland). The ladies’ winner, Karen Kennedy of Carnegie Harriers, crossed the line in 40:16 followed by local runner, Lynne McGill of Linlithgow AC, in 41:20.

The Fun Run enjoyed over 200 participants this year, aged eight to fifteen, who were all included in the official chip timing of the event. The winners of the 1.5k(ish) race were Lewis Pentecost and Olivia Vareille, both of Falkirk Victoria Harriers, with very impressive times of 6:09 and 6:50 respectively. Lewis successfully defending his title from last year.

CCW volunteers held the finish tape for the winners and Alison Marshall (after completing the race herself) presented the prizes to top off a great day. CCW are proud to have sponsored the event and would like to thank Linlithgow AC for staging such a wonderful day.