Burnley athletes raise £1,000 for charity in half-marathon

Neil James Dale
Neil James Dale

Burnley AC members Neil Sledding, James Buxton and Dale Grimshaw took part in the Freckleton Half Marathon earlier this month.

The half marathon, which is the oldest in the UK, had around 800 entries and the three dedicated runners raised more than £1,000 in the process, the money to be divided between Burnley Athletic Club and Headway (brain injuries).

On a very warm day Dale ran the course in 1:39:13; Neil in 1:41:56 and James in 2:10:24.

A spokesman for the club said: “Everyone at Burnley AC is proud of their efforts in raising funds for the much needed track repairs at the Barden track.”

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