WARRINGTON park runners were entertained by two ‘sumo’ wrestlers who ran the 5km course blindfolded.

The exploit was the brainchild of Lymm runners Tracy Quinn and Justine Dempsey and had a serious message behind it.

They are both running the 2018 Virgin London Marathon on Sunday and are raising money and awareness for their chosen charity ‘Look National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children’.

Justine said: “The charity provides vital support to help with self-confidence, develop skills and to make new friends.

“They provide vital emotional support through mentoring projects which can make a life changing difference. We have also raffled cakes and thrown an 80s themed disco to raise funds.

“We are very grateful for all the kind donations and have now reached 75 percent of our £3,000 target.”

Tracy and Justine were supported by many of their club mates and cheered on by runners and volunteers alike.

Tracy said: “Well we did it and survived. A brilliant experience. Thank you so much to our trained running guides, Sarah McDermott and John Croall for doing such an amazing job and to all the Lymm Runners who helped to get us round safely.”

If you are interested in supporting Tracy and Justine, further information can be found via justgiving.com/fundraising/tracy-quinn8.

Lymm runners meet outside the Leisure Centre on Thursdays at 7pm, and outside the library on Sundays at 8.30am and Wednesdays at 9.15am.

On Tuesdays, there is a choice of meeting outside the Leisure Centre at 7pm for the four-mile social whistle run or on the High School playing fields for the track training session

The club was formed in 2010 and now has more than 300 members. It is the only running club in the village.

For more information visit lymmrunners.org.uk