Redrow goes the distance for running club


REDROW is giving Barton and District Athletic Club a run for its money by sponsoring its annual cross country event.

Now in its 33rd year, the cross country challenge attracts runners aged eight to 80.

The club is seeking entrants for this year’s event which takes place on Sunday, March 3 when runners will be placed under starter’s orders by Redrow’s health and safety mascot Buster Bear.

The start line at Baysgarth Park is just a short journey away from the housebuilder’s Fox’s Fold development in Tofts Road.

Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), commented: ““At Redrow we take pride not only in the homes we build but also in playing an active part in the communities in which we operate. We’re delighted to be able to support Barton and District Athletic Club and are encouraging runners to put their best foot forward by taking part in the cross country challenge.”

There will be nine different events with races for all ages and abilities covering distances ranging from 1.25 miles to six miles.

Redrow’s sponsorship will assist the club with the cost of staging the cross country challenge. The developer will also donate hats as prizes to the top performers in each race.

Mark Nettleton, from Barton and District Athletic Club, said: “Our cross country challenge continues to grow and attracts a large number of entrants each year. We’re extremely grateful to Redrow for supporting the event and are sure younger runners will be delighted to meet Buster Bear at the start line.”

To enter the cross country challenge log on to

For information about the homes at Fox’s Fold, see or call 01652 408227.


Author: Active PR
Date of issue: January 17th, 2013

Caption – Barton and District Athletic Club’s Mark Nettleton pictured at Redrow’s Fox’s Fold development with Redrow sales consultant David Skelton.