Walkers mark event’s 40th anniversary

Date: Friday 24th March 2017

MORE than 190 people marked the 40th anniversary of the annual Workington to Keswick charity walk on Sunday.

Around 9,000 people have taken up the challenge in the past 40 years, raising tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes.

This year’s beneficiaries were Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, Allerdale Disability Association and the Henderson suite at the West Cumberland Hospital.

Mark Finlay was first to finish at Keswick Rugby Club in 4hr 34min and the first woman was Leanne Jackson in 5hr 22min.