THE organisers of this year’s Flintshire 10km race have promised to build on its success.
They are delighted more than 400 runners took to the start line on Sunday to boost hospice funds and they intend to build on that momentum at next year’s event.
Roads were closed for the run for the first time since Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham began organising the event three years ago.
No fewer than 412 runners lined up for the start and all managed to cross the finish line at Mold Sports Centre.With money still pouring in, the fundraising total for the specialist care centre stands at a whopping £8,500.
Race director Laura Parry said the hospice will now look at developing the route further to attract more runners in future years.
Laura said: “It was a very good day and, apart from a dampening of rain about half-way through, on the whole it was a big success.We’ve had lots of positive feedback about the route. We’re hoping to develop it further for next year to try and accommodate even more runners.”
More than 200 more runners also took part in the 3km event.
“We’re trying to develop the race year-on-year and closing the roads is something we would do again as everything went well this time,” added Laura.
She also thanked residents of Nercwys for their cooperation after the race descended on the village.
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