Ann Buckley and Gemma illingworth took a shine to the Bolton Abbey run today in aid of the Sue Ryder charity. Run Bolton Abbey is a popular trail running event where hundreds of runners take part in various distances in the stunning scenery of Bolton Abbey Estate, raising much-needed funds for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. There is a choice of distances to suit all abilities of runners. A 10k, 10 mile, a half marathon and a 2.3 mile fun run. This is a unique opportunity to run on parts of the estate not usually accessible to the public where guaranteed autumnal colours will be stunning! This year, rather than presenting a medal to all finishers, a tree will be planted in the Bolton Abbey Estate for every participant who crosses the finish line. The routes are on a mixture of paths, tracks, woodland trails and open land. All routes are challenging trail runs that start and finish just across the river from the Cavendish Pavilion. The course has a couple of inclines for the first 2.4 miles, after which it was all plain sailing down to the finish line. Our girls commented on the “unbelievable scenery, sounds of nature, fantastic company and great atmosphere” They loved it! There is no minimum fundraising target for this event. However, we ask participants to raise as much money as they can in support of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. We are delighted to be hosting this brilliant trail running event for the seventh year, in aid of Sue Ryder’s Manorlands Hospice, a charity that supports many local families. Starting and finishing at the Cavendish Pavilion, estate admission is included in the ticket price. Participants in this chip timed event will certainly have earned a large slice of something tasty by the time they’ve crossed the finish line! Ann finished in (01:29:41) and Gemma in (1:22:08) Brilliant running girls, well done!