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Chester the Field Mouse Wins the Mascot Race!

1 October 2015

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The Spireites very own mascot, Chester the Field Mouse, ran the race of his life recently to win the Uttoxeter Mascot Race.

The annual event sees mascots from football clubs and other organisations battle it out over a furlong or two to raise money for charity and see who'll be crowned the mascot champion.

Swatting aside the challenge put down by a strong line-up including Burton Albion's Billy the Brewer and local rival Sammy the Stag from Mansfield Town, there was no stopping Chester who romped to a stunning victory.

After the race a breathless Chester gave his reaction: "I'm delighted. I've been training with the four marathon runners from the Community Trust all summer and to get on the top step of the podium was a real thrill.

"You should have seen Sammy the Stag's face after the race!" added the lovable rodent.

Champion Chester received his trophy from Spireites striker Byron Harrison at last week's Proact match with Burton Albion and Chester was keen to explain the other important side to the race.

Chester continued: "The event helped money and awareness for the Children's Trust and, as everyone knows, children are close to my heart so I think us mascots did a lot of good over the day.

"When I was walking back to the paddock after collecting my trophy a couple of the thoroughbred race horses were even asking me for tips, they must have been impressed with what they saw!"

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