Huge turnout for Galloway’s blindfold run in Morecambe

Runners during Galloway's blindfold run.
Runners during Galloway's blindfold run.
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Almost 100 people took part in the North West’s first ever Blindfold Run along Morecambe Promenade to raise vital funds for local charity Galloway’s Society for the Blind.

The event on Sunday offered participants the chance to find a friend, wear a blindfold and run 5k, whilst putting themselves in the shoes of people who face everyday life living with a visual impairment.

Runners started opposite the Morecambe Winter Garden’s Theatre battling blustery conditions along the length of the prom.

First across the finish line in the 5k run was the pairing of Jon Howarth and Bob Allen who completed the course in 22 minutes and 34 seconds.

Bob said: “It really brought home to us what it must be like to live everyday life with a visual impairment and some of the many challenges that visually-impaired people must face.”

Everyone who took part in this year’s Blindfold Run received a winner’s medal, t-shirt and goody bag for their efforts.

Event organiser and fundraiser for Galloway’s, Anna Scott said: “I’d like to thank our event sponsors, the Arndale, for their help and to centre manager, Sue for coming along to greet our walkers.

“We also owe a big thank you to all of our volunteers, marshals and anyone else involved.”

More pictures to come.