Several hundred runners to turn out in young Oakley's memory

THERE has been an excellent response to this weekend's Cheadle 4 'Run for Oakley' road race.

It is first-ever 'virtual race' to be staged by organisers Cheadle Running Club, resulting from the social distancing measures imposed on athletics by Government to combat Covid-19.

The event is this year being run in memory of local young athlete Oakley Wright, who tragically died from a brain tumour in April.

He is the son of Cheadle RC members Jenny and Mark Dalkins.

Race proceeds will be donated to the paediatric neurology department Alder Hey Children's Hospital, in Liverpool, where 15-year-old Oakley, from Cheadle, received treatment.

Almost 200 runners have entered the race, which is being spread across the weekend, will runners recording their individual times.

Picture: Jenny and son Oakley running side by side.


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