Reporter Jonathan White, Crewe
The Crewe Mile took place at the Cumberland Arena on Sunday 23rd March 2014 for biennial charity event Sport Relief - http://www.sportrelief.com - which raises money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.
One hundred and eighty participants covered either 1, 3 or 6 miles around the Cumberland Arena track. There were people of all ages including a Nordic walker and a runner with her dog. Each finisher received a medal.
Sports Massage students from South Cheshire College http://www.scc.ac.uk/ were on hand to soothe any aches and pains, Cheshire East Council Leisure Development Team https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/leisure,_culture_and_tourism/leisure_facilities.aspx had a display of ‘Everybody’ gym equipment and ‘Community Recycle Cycles’ https://www.facebook.com/CommunityRecycleCycles promoted their community interest bike shop. There was also face painting and refreshments.
Mayor of Cheshire East Councillor Dorothy Flude and her consort Alex Flude attended the event.
There was also a Swimathon for Sport Relief at Crewe Swimming Pool during the same weekend.