Runners invited to film premiere of 2010k

Runners who took part in the 2010k road race are being invited to see themselves in action in a short film, to be screened at the Film Theatre on Wednesday June 30.

The film is the work of Staffordshire University students, led by Professor Ray Johnson, who were positioned around the course to gain documentary footage of the event which formed part of the City’s centenary celebrations.

More than 900 runners took part in the event on May 30 which was organised by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and sponsored by Staffordshire University and Brooks Sports. Staffordshire University graduate Dan Dalmedo was named overall winner.

Ray said: “We’re inviting people to come along to the free screening at 6pm on June 30 and see themselves in it. The film captures the spirit of the event and will make entertaining viewing for all those involved in the organisation and running.”

“We’ll also have a limited number of dvds for sale at £5 each with the proceeds going to local charities.”

Staffordshire University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Paul Richards said: “The 2010k was a great way to bring the community in Stoke-on-Trent together as well as attract people from the wider area to the city. It was a great success.”

Councillor Hazel Lyth, cabinet member for adult services, health, leisure, sport and culture, added: “It’s a brilliant example of an event that anyone, of any age, can take part in - and did. There was a huge amount of support for all the runners and it’s something which has massive potential to grow.

"The film is a great way to commemorate all the hard work that went into the event, and its fitting that the money raised will be going to charity, after so many people ran to raise money for good causes on the day itself."

The race was officially started by nine times paralympic gold medal winner and honorary doctor of Staffordshire University Lee Pearson, CBE.

The screening takes place at the Film Theatre, Staffordshire University, College Road at 6pm on Wednesday June 30th.


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