Nice day for a spot of running

And they're off: runners are quick out of the blocks in the Overgate fund-raiser
And they're off: runners are quick out of the blocks in the Overgate fund-raiser

FUND-RAISERS decided against a lazy day in the sun and pulled on their trainers for the first ever Overgate Hospice 10k run.

The 300 runners were set on their way from Copley Cricket Club with a samba band meeting them at the halfway point.

Halifax Harriers helped organise the event, which had both elite and non-elite runners. Organiser Lauren Ingram, from the hospice at Elland, said: “We were overwhelmed by the popularity with it being the first one. If any of our runners have got the bug, we still have places for the Leeds and Manchester 10k runs too.”

The first woman to cross the line was Diane Waite, from Stainland Lions, the first man was Mark Crabtree, from Halifax Harriers, and unattached runner was Richard Munro.