The Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10k in aid of Trinity Hospice was a massive success – a big thank you goes to all the runners, the volunteers and the spectators for making it one of the town’s biggest and most colourful charity events.
Just over 2,000 runners took part – there was a late surge of entries on the day, partly thanks to the early sunshine – and competitors ranged from 11 years old to over 80.
The Hilton hotel on North Promenade was once again Race HQ, and there was a fantastic atmosphere as serious and fun runners lined up for the start.
The conditions were bright but blustery. The outward leg proved to be fast but the return up the coast was a bit of a challenge.
Nevertheless, first home was Tom Jenkins who finished in a very impressive 34.05. First lady was Charlotte Evans in 39.25.
Trinity’s Fundraising Manager Linzi Young said: “The Fun Run is a massive team effort and a really important event for Trinity in terms of fundraising. Money raised will go directly to patient care.
“It was amazing to once again have such a huge field of runners and to have the support of so many willing helpers. Thank you to everyone who contributed in some way.”