StepUp4Good 2016

Stepping Up 4 GoodOver 200 family fun runners and athletes braved the early rain in October 2016 to complete the inaugural StepUp4Good event to raise money for local community projects.

High Sheriff Victoria Fishburn officially opened the Greenham Common event which was supported and organised by Greenham Trust and got the Mini Mile runners under way.

Alex Berry stormed home to win the first race of the day, The Mini Mile, in a fantastic time of 8 minutes and 58 seconds.

Everyone cheered as Martin Randall, who has physical disabilities, crossed the line with his dad Jeff, to successfully complete the Mini Mile and was awarded The Special Achievement Award from Greenham Common Trust Director David Bailey.

Martin Randall crosses the lineMark Apsey from Reading Road Runners completed the 10k course in a superhuman 35 minutes and 46 seconds to take first place.

Some of the runners were raising money for The Rosemary Appeal – the £4.5m new dialysis and cancer centre at West Berkshire Hospital which is fundraising on

Greenham Trust Chief Executive Chris Boulton said: “Despite the best efforts of the weather we had a fantastic turn out of families and athletes who enjoyed this wonderful event. Many thanks must go to the High Sheriff and Trust director David Bailey for awarding the winning trophies. We must also thank race director Chris Sumner, Vickie Randall and their team for creating four great race courses, Mrs B for providing refreshments, The Rosemary Appeal, West Berkshire Mencap and Berkshire Youth, for fundraising in the rain, MSS for keeping everyone safe and all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make the event happen.

The 10K start lineThose who took part in Step Up 4 Good can see photographs of the day on Runners see their official results at



After completing the Mini Mile race, Samantha Berry commenting on The Good Exchange website when she donated to The Rosemary Appeal said: “After a fantastic, well organised, family running event on Sunday (Step Up 4 Good) we felt we had to donate.”



StepUp4Good 2016 winners

Mini Mile Name Time
1st Alex Berry 00:08:58
2nd George Studart 00:09:32
3rd Connor Westall 00:10:00
3k Name Time
1st Jack Strutt 00:13:27
2nd James Berry 00:13:32
3rd Ethan Cole 00:14:59
5k Men Name Time
1st Tony Wells 00:21:58
2nd Michael Carlile 00:24:02
3rd Dave Hetherington 00:24:28
5k women Name Time
1st Karen Bowers 00:24:56
2nd Naomi Mildenhall 00:26:55
3rd Kelly Doe 00:27:29
10k Men Name Time
1st Mark Apsey 00:35:46
2nd Matthew Green 00:36:54
3rd Michael Szczepanczyk 00:39:13
10k women  Name  Time
1st Jacqui Tornros 00:48:34
2nd Clare Hagen 00:48:47
3rd Amanda Cole 00:48:51