Clitheroe runners turn out in force for charity event despite weather

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of runners who put their best foot forward for a fun run in aid of cystic fibrosis.

People of all ages gathered at the grounds of Clitheroe Castle for The Amelia Cup, inspired by 15-year-old cystic fibroris sufferer Amelia Dickinson.

Runners before the start

Runners before the start

Summing up the event, her aunt Gail Bailey thanked everyone who took part: “Everyone’s energy and enthusiasm made the event a success; Amelia was so happy and so touched that people came along.

The winners of the cups were Nick Cunliffe and Lucy Parker. Congratulations to all who came along and sprinted, jogged, walked and bounced!

We’ve had a donation of £1,000 from HSBC, and with generous donations also from Harrison’s Engineering, Billington, G. Parker Engineering Accrington, Up and Running Clitheroe, plus other donations, sponsorship and entry fees, it’s looking like we may have raised approximately £1,800.

Special thanks to Garry Wilkinson who did so much pulling things together and to the volunteers/marshals - events wouldn't happen without their support."