A group of runners brought together by the Golden Lion Inn at Stithians put themselves through their paces last weekend to raise money for local people affected by cancer.
The Golden Lion Sun Run attracted a group of serious runners, amateurs and complete novices who ran the almost 5 miles around Stithians Lake in aid of the pubs chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.
A group of walkers, including children, also joined in the fun, walking a one and a half mile route.
The forecasted rain failed to materialise, and the sun shone on the participants as they set off on the course at 3pm.
The first runners back, including the Golden Lions own David Reynolds, ran the course in 43 minutes, and helped to add to the grand total of £633 raised by the Inn in the past 2 months.
Emma Wright, fundraising manager for Macmillan in Cornwall said:
“A huge thank you to all of the entrants in the Sun Run, and especially to David and the staff at the Golden Lion for putting on the event in aid of Macmillan. We are delighted that they have chosen to support us this year and the money raised will help to support local people and their families living with cancer in Cornwall.”
The Golden Lion, a St Austell Brewery Inn, also held a series of events over the Jubilee weekend for the charity, including a quiz and disco.
David Reynolds concluded:
“Macmillan is a charity close to my heart, and we are delighted to be supporting them through 2012. Congratulations to everyone completing the run, and we hope to see the event grow in the future!”
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