A mug-nificent job by Gerry!

Gerry Grant (third from right) with runners after the Snake Lane race.
Gerry Grant (third from right) with runners after the Snake Lane race.

A potter who has been producing mugs for a popular running race in the Pocklington area for 20 years has made his last one for the event.

Gerry Grant, from Fangfoss Pottery, has made about 1,000 mugs every year for the Snake Lane run, which is organised by Pocklington Runners, but has now decided to call it a day. He says shoulder problems caused by being a production potter for nearly 40 years has begun to take its toll.

Gerry went to see the runners finish last Sunday and was asked to present the prizes at the end. He said: “I was very pleased that the Pockington Runners asked me to do this on my last order from them. I have always been very grateful for the work they have given me, especially at this time of the year when things are a bit slow in the pottery. I felt a bit sad knowing that this will be the last time I will be making such a large number of mugs.”

He added: “Pocklington Runners do a great job, and judging by the numbers of people milling around the town on Sunday, must bring a lot of business into the town. We have always appreciated the fact that they have bought mugs locally and would like to thank them for their support.”