MEMBERS of MonRoss Trailblazers joined in a ‘Dawn til Dusk Run’ to highlight a campaign to help save a county’s only competition standard athletics track.
Herefordshire Athletics Association is fundraising for the refurbishment of the track at Hereford Leisure Centre, which is set to cost more than £300,000.
The facilty is used by many county running and athletic clubs, and the Dawn til Dusk Run saw more than 150 runners put their best foor forward on Monday, January 2, to raise awareness of the campaign to save it.
A spokesperson for the event, organised by Hereford Couriers and which featured on BBC Hereford & Worcester and BBC Midlands, said: “The response was incredible. Over 150 athletes from over 15 clubs in and around the county to help raise awareness of the Save Hereford’s Athletics Track campaign.
“Today we demonstrated how much the Herefordshire running community wants to save our much loved track!
“We had all abilities and ages taking part in distances from 400 metres to 40 miles as we set off at 8.19am and finished just after 4.15pm,” they added.
“We couldn’t have done it with our all of your support and involvement. Please continue to get involved in the events planned in the future to help Save our Track.”
A MonRoss Trail Blazers spokesperson said: “Congratulations to our good friends at Hereford Couriers Running Club for putting on this brilliant event.
“A couple of Monrossers took on the earlier loops, enjoying the morning bank holiday sun around Hereford!
“If you would like to help save the Hereford Track, you can donate at: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/herefordathleticstrack.”