Fund-raisers in Longton enjoyed the first Conlon Ribble Way Run

Runners turned out in force for the first Conlon Ribble Way Run.

Thursday, 21st September 2017, 3:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:41 am
Conlon chairman, Michael Conlon with Fun Run race winner Katie Mathison

Starting and finishing at The Dolphin Inn, Longton, the race saw hundreds of race goers along the banks of the River Ribble in a 10km race and a half marathon. The event also saw youngsters take part in a 3km fun run. All finishers received a commemorative medal and a cotton T-shirt.

The run took place along the scenic banks of the River Ribble.

The 3km fun run was won by young runner Katie Mathison and the 10km was won by Kevin Hunt of Preston Harriers with a time of 40 minutes and 56 seconds.

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Fun run antics

The half marathon race was won by Michael Cayton of Horwich PMI with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes and 43 seconds.

All proceeds were donated to local, national and international charities.

Runners from Conlon Construction raised money for North West Children’s Support Group (NWCSG) its chosen charity of the year.

Michael Conlon, chairman at Conlon Construction, which sponsored the event said: “As a Preston-based company, we’re proud to support local initiatives such as this. The Conlon Ribble Way Run was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who participated.”

Fun run antics

Due to the success of this year’s races, Conlon will now organise another event for 2018.