26th Oct, 2016

Getting Muddy

Evesham Editorial 23rd Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

OLYMPIC and Commonwealth medalist Steve Cram is lending his support to a five mile cross country run being organised for the Abbots Morton Bell Tower Fund.

‘Mel’s Mud Run’ is being organised by Evesham triathlete Melanie Clarke, who recently represented Great Britain in the World Triathlon Grand Final in Canada

Village Rector, the Rev Richard Thorniley, is taking part in the race and Mr Cram, Olympic has donated items for the goodie bags that will be presented to each competitor.

Organisers hope to recruit 100 competitors for the run on Sunday, November 23 which will start at Abbots Morton village hall and take a route across private farmland and through private woodland.

Revd Thorniley said: “I’m delighted that Steve Cram is supporting Mel’s Mud Run for our Bell Tower Appeal.

“I’ll be taking our 8.30am church service that Sunday morning and then peeling off my clerical garb to reveal my running kit.

“It’s rather exciting. It’s open to all over 16’s whether you’re a serious runner or just looking for some very muddy fun.” he


The race will raise cash for the village’s Bell Tower Appeal which has now raised £34,432 towards it target of £40,000 for essential masonry repairs to the 14th century tower of St Peter’s church in Abbots Morton near Inkberrow.

Call Melanie Clarke on 07887 800401, e-mail melaniephysio@gmail.com or visit www.abbotsmortonbelltower.co.uk for more information and an entry form.