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The first of many?

Created on 17/05/2016 @ 09:58
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Organisers have been hailing the first Powis Trail 10k as an overwhelming success and said it could be the first of many similar events to come.

Hundreds of people took part and supported the fun run, which was organised by the Dolly Mixtures Ladies Running Club who have helped more than 200 local women change their lifestyle in recent years.

But the weekend event was not just for the ladies, with men and children taking on the hilly challenge in glorious weather.

“We only have a limited number of events in Welshpool, so it was lovely to be able to host this race as a family event,” said Sharon Davies, founder of the Dolly Mixtures.

“So many families stayed and enjoyed the atmosphere picnicking on the grass. It was a real family affair. The dollies are a very proud, loyal and friendly bunch of ladies and all look out for each other. That showed on the race when they were supporting each other up the hills and crossing the finish line holding hands.

“I feel it's important for children to see their parents being active and to know exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle. 

“It would be lovely to hold the event again next year after its success but we will need to speak to Powis Estate to see if that is possible. But we are planning on holding future events this year - details will be on our website when we have finalised dates.”

Space was limited for this first venture but 115 kids took part with Callum Morgan winning the boys’ and Chloe Speake taking the girls’ race.

Then 250 adults took off with Clive Morgan, Callum’s dad, winning the men’s and Rebecca Moseley taking the ladies’ title.

The Dolly Mixtures ladies running group meets at the COWSHACC on Monday and Thursday nights from 6pm.

PICTURE: The ladies taking part, courtesy of Ian Francis.


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