More than 300 runners took to the roads of the Lorton Valley on Sunday for the second North Lakes New Year Half Marathon in aid of Marie Curie.

The event was first run last year in memory of Cockermouth mum-of-five and Derwent Athletic Club member Annalee Paterson, who died in August 2017.

For the second year running it raised money for the Newcastle hospice which supported Mrs Paterson and her family.

Chris Holdsworth took first place in the event in 1h 8m 18s, with Maryport's Ricky Lightfoot second in 1h 9m 28s.

First woman home was Julie Briscoe with a time of 1h 19m 55s. Nadia Shaw was second woman home in 1h 27m 23s.

The event was supported by Lorton Village Shop, King's Church Cockermouth, The Moon and Sixpence Coffee Shop, Mountain Fuel, Bryson's Bakery, Derwent Athletic Club, Graysonside Guest House, Cockermouth Leisure Centre, Bookers Wholesale and Grand Day Out Photography.

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