Hundreds of runners raced through the streets of Stoke-on-Trent for the iconic Potters Arf on June 1.

More than 1,600 participants had signed up for the 13.1 mile race – which returned to its usual calendar place after last year’s race was ran in September.

Carl Moulton


This year’s winner saw local runner Carl Moulton (pictured above)  cross the line in 1:12:51, with Sam Crozier in second place (1:13:28), and Craig Pownell third (1:16:00).

Emma Taylor (main image), of City of Stoke AC, was first in the women’s race with a time of 1:23:33

The Potters ’Arf is one of the most unique, community-spirited races in the UK, with amazing support across Stoke-on-Trent, a wonderful atmosphere at the city centre finish and fantastic challenges. It also raises thousands of pounds for local charities – including the main causes the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and The Alice Charity. Lead event organises for the Hanley Economic Potters Arf are Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

Stoke-on-Trent City Cllr Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure and public health said: “We saw the Potters Arf return to the streets of the city in its usual calendar spot. It was a fantastic day as it always is and we saw more than 1600 entrants take part. There were people lining the course around the city giving the event that special Stokie touch that you can’t replicate anywhere else.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the fantastic volunteers that enabled us to run the event and ensure our course was safe and that the participants were taken care of.

Entries for next year’s Potters Arf are now open.

“A reminder that if you felt inspired by those taking part, entries to the 2023 race are now open and you have a whole 12 months to plan your training,” added Cllr Beardmore.

A full list of runners for this year’s Hanley Economic Potters Arf can be found here

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