Runners turned out in force for the first ever Conlon Ribble Way Run on Sunday 10 September.
Starting 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, a cotton t-shirt and a light snack – provided by Green Crab Pubs, The Dolphin Inn.
The 3km fun run was won by young runner Katie Mathison (pictured above with Conlon Construction Chairman, Michael Conlon) , the 10km was won by Kevin Hunt of Preston Harriers with a time of 40 minutes and 56 seconds and the half marathon race was won by Michael Cayton of Horwich PMI with a time of 1 hour, 17 minutes and 43 seconds.
The run took place along the scenic banks of the River Ribble, starting and finishing at The Dolphin Inn – Marsh Lane, Longton, Preston. The courses are part of the Ribble Way footpath, crossing fields and traditional stiles and passing through kissing gates. 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.”
Due to the success of this year’s races, planning for next year’s races will commence in a few weeks.
Pictured below: Charlie Conlon with a Conlon Ribble Way fun run racer