Charitable primary school teacher Lucy Hallmark has gone the distance in the gruelling Abersoch Half Marathon to raise hundreds of pounds for a worthy cause.
Lucy, of Hoole, who teaches at Christ Church C of E Primary School in Ellesmere Port, was one of hundreds of runners to take part in the 13.1-mile course which wound its way through the North Wales village, up some demanding hills, before finishing with a half-mile stretch along the beach.
Lucy was accompanied by five members of the Ginger Running Social group, a club which runs from the Ginger wine bar in Northgate Street, Chester, including owners Jade and Sandra Barrett and good friend Amy Venables.
Funds from Lucy’s run are going to Macmillan Cancer Support, which cared for Lucy’s uncle Robbie Flynn, of Blacon.
Robbie, a season ticket-holder at Chester FC, passed away earlier this year aged just 55. The half marathon took place on the day Chester FC took on arch rivals Wrexham in the hotly contested derby which ended 0-0.
Lucy, who completed the half marathon in two hours and seven minutes, said: “It was an incredibly tough course but very worthwhile.
“On behalf of myself and my family, thank you to everyone who has sponsored and supported – we have raised £500 in total so far.
“Also, a huge thank you to Macmillan nurse Claire Buys, who cared for Robbie.”
People can still donate to Lucy’s Justgiving page at justgiving.com/lucy-hallmark.
Lucy’s cousin Lauren will also be holding a Macmillan coffee morning at the Chester FC ground on Sunday, October 16, from noon until 4pm, to mark what would have been her dad Robbie Flynn’s 56th birthday. All are welcome to attend.