Allen Shibu, Keighey
There was a commotion in the Keighley area today as a huge amount of people started the long awaited BigK 10K race, a ‘mini-marathon around Keighley and Oakworth.
The Keighley BigK is a challenging sponsored which takes place every year at the start of the running season and follows a circular route through the paths, parks and roads of Keighley. This race was, like in its name, ten kilometres, and was located in the outskirts of Keighley and the edge of Oakworth. The race started in Victoria Park, at 9:00 AM, and went in a large circle, through Oakworth Road, Fell Lane and through West Lane, while also travelling through many Public Footpaths until reaching the finish line, back at Victoria Park.
Last year, approximately 1,300 people entered the run, creating a great atmosphere, while a multitude of people encouraged them to press on through this marathon. This year, the record was beaten. All money that was raised through registration went towards supporting the incredible care that Manorlands, a Yorkshire situated Hospice that is run by the nationwide charity, Sue Ryder, provides to over 1,200 locally based people living with life-limiting conditions every year.
Throughout the month of march, there will be many of these runs in many different towns in the U.K. this includes Leeds and Bradford. Some of them are for many other charities, such as Epilepsy Action. This race has helped not only the severely ill people in the Hospice, but also the runners, in many different ways as well…