Published Thursday 17 November 2016 at 16:18
Blackburn Road Runners 2017 Winter Warmer looks set to beat all records with nearly a quarter of the available places already gone for the popular race three months before the event.
The event, which takes place on Sunday, February 5 at Witton Park, will be especially poignant for all those involved as it’s been dedicated to the memory of club member Andrew Boardman who died suddenly after suffering a stroke earlier this year.
The main race is a 10k route and starts at 11am taking in some of the town’s most picturesque scenery and ends at the Witton Park Arena. There is also a 2k race for children aged 5-15 which last year saw hundreds take part.
Club chairman Sue Wolstenholme said:
To honour Andrew’s memory we are determined this year’s event will be the best yet. Andrew was heavily involved with the race and helped us grow its reputation as well marshalled, friendly and suitable for all abilities.”
Race pacers are available for anybody looking for a personal best time. The race is chipped so times are accurate. There are prizes for the fastest in runners and anybody beating course records.
The race is supported by local businesses MGS Technical Plastics, Crown Paints, Livewire Systems, Forrest UK, Great Harwood Windows, Bridgfords, Philips Business Solutions, JLR Combustion Engineering, Sweatshop and Platinum Bridal Fabrics. Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Regency Fitness is also a sponsor.