Some may have raced 10km and others just one - but the more than 200 people who took part made a running event last Sunday a “brilliant” tribute to a Calderdale woman.
Blackshaw Head student Alice Redmond, who died in a tragic accident in 2005, was a keen supporter and worker for Leeds-based Epilepsy Action, which each year raises vital funds to support the 600,000 people living with the condition in the UK.
The 10k race - and there is also a 1k fun run for children - takes in the streets and trails of Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge.
This year the first man over the finish line at Calder High School, and for the second year running, was Christian Holmes of Wharfedale Harriers, pictured. Christian won in an impressive running time of 36 minutes 42 seconds. Sarah Aylmer of Stockport Harriers was fastest in the women’s category, with a time of 47 minutes 29 seconds. Around a dozen children completed the fun run course and all of the children taking part received a medal.
Philippa Cartwright, fundraising events manager at Epilepsy Action, said: “We are so pleased with the continuing success of Alice’s Run. There was a great turnout which really helped to make it a great day and a brilliant tribute to Alice. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part or helped out on the day. The money raised from this event will make a huge difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy.”
Money raised from Alice’s Run will help to support Epilepsy Action’s work all over the UK. The charity campaigns to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of it, and provides a national network of support groups. For more information visit epilepsy.org.uk.