The Esentepe Fun Run 2013 started and finished at Magic
Bar near Esentepe and is hailed as a success by the organisers.
The runs consisted of 2km for children, 5km and 10km for
adults and 168 runners took part in the event.
three routes were based on the old coast road between Carrington’s main office
which is co-located with the Magic Bar near main junction to Esentepe.
The 2K and 5K run were based completely on this road whilst the 10K also
encompassed 40 metres of main road as part of its route. The main road
element of that run was controlled by police from Esentepe.
The weather was kind and the sun shone all day and all
runners said they enjoyed the old coast road route.
Several ladies brought their stalls of tiles, crafts,
cakes, cards and Help Those With Cancer (Tulips) brought their own stalls.
Carringtons, one of the major sponsors provided a paying
bar and food along with music.
Şukru and Burcu Karakaya, Owner/Directors of Carrington
Group along with Raziye Kocaismail, President of Help Those With Cancer
(Tulips) presented trophies to the winners of all three races and a special
trophy to the winner of the fancy dress.
A very special presentation was made to Alex Kenney and
posthumously to George Roper, accepted by his wife, Lesley, as the founders of
the Esentepe Fun Run. The perpetual
Carrington Shield will be presented annually, by the organising committee, to
the person or persons who best demonstrate the ethos of the Esentepe Fun Run.
1st – 227 – Caleb Romans
2nd – 223 – Koray Ibrahim
3rd – 252 – Necdet Numan
1st 47 –Jacob Swanson – 22m.39s
2nd – 13 – Uraz Senturk – 23m.15s
3rd – 277 – Nick Grant – 23.57s
1st – 124 – Barry Stoddart – 32m.05s
2nd – 133 – Not known – 39m.11s
3rd – 83 – Robbie Roper – 45m.22s