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Hospital team take to muddy fun run to raise funds for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell

Hospital staff are gearing up to take part in a 5km muddy run fun to raise money for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell.
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Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.
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Prestons Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Trisha Rollo with race organisers Graham Jackson and Kevin Harmer.

COMPETITION: Get your running shoes at the ready!

Runners will once again descend on the streets of Preston this September for the city’s 10k race – and you have the chance to grab yourself a free entry.
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Bethan Jones has raised more than 1,600 for disability charity Sense after taking inspiration from her cousin Jack who struggles to hear.

London Marathon joy for runner Bethan Jones

A Grimsargh woman has passed the ultimate test when it comes to British running by completing the London Marathon.

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St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Karen Crossley, St John's Fundraising Manager Jo Humphrey, Lisa Lodge of Vincents Solicitors and Booths Specialist Supervisor Lesley Blackburn.

The final countdown to Garstang's first ever colour dash is on

The countdown to the first ever Garstang Colour Dash this weekend is now on!
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The action at the Commonwealth Games gets underway in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time.

When are Lancashire's athletes in action for Team England at the Commonwealth Games?

A host of Lancashire stars across a range of sports are in action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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Head of Vincents Solicitors in Garstang, Lisa Lodge.  Photo: Martin Bostock.

Calls for business teams to give Garstang's Colour Dash a go

The headline sponsor of Garstang’s inaugural Colour Dash is calling on all local businesses to put on their running shoes and do their bit for charity.

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The run was won by Joseph Monk from Lancaster University running club with a time of 37 minutes and 28 seconds.

IN PICTURES: Galloping all the way around Garstang for a good cause

The club secretary of Garstang running club has given a huge thank you to all those that took part in the annual Garstang Gallop.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Blacksticks 10K in Whitechapel

The hills are alive in Whitechapel for Blacksticks Blue 10k

Enthusiastic runners took to the scenic roads of Whitechapel and beyond for the annual Blacksticks Blue 10K Road Race in celebration of fun, fitness and road racing.

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Event organiser Chris (also known as Jack) Horner (left of the bear) promotes the Garstang Gallop, a charity run to raise funds for The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, pictured with friends, members of Garstang Running Club and the charity mascot.

Miles of smiles from Garstang club members who love to run

It started with an advert in the local paper in which friends Clive Bruce and John Winder sent out a call to all running enthusiasts to come and join them in starting a new club.

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Roads will be closed for the Ribble Valley 10k road race on Tuesday, December 27th.

Motorists are advised of 10k road race closures

Motorists are advised that several roads in and near Clitheroe will close on Tuesday, December 27th, for the 2016 Ribble Valley 10k Road Race.

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Pictured from left to right are Gemma Wilkinson, of CF Northwest, Steven Johnson, mother Samantha Dickinson with cystic fibrosis sufferer Amelia and father Symon Dickinson.

A grand night out for cystic fibrosis runners

Whalley-based running club RUNNING4CF, whose members pound the highways and byways of Whalley on their Monday night runs raising money for cystic fibrosis, handed over a £1,000 cheque to CF Northwest on Monday.

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Gold medal winning paralympic swimmer Steph Slater, from Longridge

Steph’s tears of joy at winning gold

BIG INTERVIEW: Craig Salmon talks to Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Steph Slater

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Super Saturday: Rio 2016 day eight highlights

Watch our round-up from day eight at Rio 2016.

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Cross country champs from St Mary's RC School, Mellor (s)

Cross country champs sweep the board

These fast paced pupils from St Mary’s RC Primary School in Mellor left their rivals standing when they entered a cross country competition.

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NHS worker Sarah Ridehalgh from Wilpshire will represent Team GB at'the World Championships. (s)

Sarah set to represent GB in world championships

A Ribble Valley NHS worker has qualified to compete for Team GB in the World Duathlon Championships in Spain.

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Garstang Annual 10K Run at Garstang Community Academy.

500 runners take part in Garstang 10k

More than 500 runners took part in the 25th annual Garstang 10k.

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Parkruns are a great way of keeping fit

16 reasons why Parkruns are great fun

It’s a phenomenon which only started 11 years ago, but Parkruns are now a hit pretty much everywhere.

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Nathan Forshaw with Charlotte Gardner and  Connie Cornthwaite.

Longridge heroes of Great North Run

The Great North Run attracted more than 57,000 runners and amongst the throng pounding the streets of Newcastle and Gateshead could be found at least three contigencies from our area; also raising funds for worthy causes.

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