More than eighty people turned up for a charity fun run around South West campus on 28 February. The event, entitled Alexandra’s Lap and organised by Lancaster University Running Club (LURC), was even more successful than its 2009 predecessor. Everybody who ran helped to raise over £600 for MacMillan Cancer Research, with more money still to come in from sponsorship.
The route consisted of one lap of Alexandra Park and the length of Graduate Drive, with the finishing line near Lonsdale bar. It was stewarded by a team of twenty people.
The winner was Adam Hulme with a time of 4.44 minutes and the female winner was Ifigenia Antoniou with a time of 6.53 minutes. They and others took home prizes of up to £50.
John Sanderson and the staff at Cable Street Student Housing provided sponsorship for the event and many of the prizes. Support was also provided by LUSU, who helped with organisation of the event, and university security staff, who helped marshal the road along with volunteers from the Running Club.
Wesley Possible, Vice- President for LURC, said: “It was a great event, and was a success due to the hard work put in by the organisation team. It was also nice to see so many people come down in good spirits to help raise money for charity.”
The group would like to thank all those who came on the day, especially those who came in fancy dress. There was a mixture of penguins, bananas and even a group in rave gear.