Pink Flash

Race For Life at Pennington Flash, Leigh Pictured are Nina Jones (6) and Katie Knowles (6)
Race For Life at Pennington Flash, Leigh Pictured are Nina Jones (6) and Katie Knowles (6)
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LEYTHERS turned out in force to help beat cancer at the town’s annual running of the Race for Life last weekend.

Around 1500 runners, joggers and walkers made their way around the 5km course at Pennington Flash, turning the popular beauty spot into a sea of pink.

Race For Life at Pennington Flash, Leigh Pictured are the runners before the start

Race For Life at Pennington Flash, Leigh Pictured are the runners before the start

Despite the grey skies and rain over the weekend the run took place in sunshine, with participants young and old doing their bit to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

After taking part in a musical warm-up routines the runners headed out on to the course, with leading lady Lynne Hill the first to complete the three-mile tour of the Flash in a time of around 21 minutes.

There were also people taking part in fancy dress, with bumblebees, daffodils and pirates among the costumes, while other runners wore head-dresses, fairy wings and rabbits’ ears standing out in the crowd of participants.

Local organisations also gave up their time to help make the event a success, with members of Leigh Harriers and the 316 Air Cadets among the volunteers.