The very last event of Summer 2017 Lymm Festival was the Festival Trail Races held by Lymm Runners at Lymm Big School yesterday, Sunday 9th July. This year’s Festival has been a great success and the weather has been kind in all the right places, including yesterday.
It was a lovely day for the many spectators, if a bit on the warm side for the runners! The organisers had worked hard to prepare the course and the entertainment so it was great to have a sunny day for it.
The first race was a Fun Run for children and there were lots of little ones in fancy dress, many with the theme of ‘Woodland Creatures’, and about 160 of them set off round the school field chasing the Gingerbread Man, who was maybe cheating a little since he was on a bike!
The profits from that race will be going to the Woodland Trust, which owns Spud Wood so there is a very local connection.
The 5k and 10k races followed with 130 and 190 entrants respectively. There was a “running commentary” during the races with every single runner being recognised by name and cheered on round the course and in their run up to the finish line. Many running clubs were represented from a wide area including Warrington, Styal, Trafford and Macclesfield.
The profits from these races will be donated to bowel cancer research and to The Christie in Manchester. This is in memory of Sophie Womack, a member of Lymm Runners who died earlier this year but is remembered fondly by all.
Thank you to Lymm Runners for organising such a great day. If you want to find out more about the event (probably some photos as well) visit their website at lymmrunners.org.uk or on their Facebook page, where you can also find out more about joining the club and their “beginners’ course” starting again in January.