Walkers circle the boundary line to raise thousands for charities

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HUNDREDS of competitors were blessed with sunshine at the 29th annual Todmorden Boundary Walk.

The Rotary and Inner Wheel Club event, which was also held in conjunction with the fourth annual Pike Hike, was described as a great success by organisers.

In excess of £2,000 was raised and the main beneficiaries will be “Stroke Awareness”, which was chosen by the Inner Wheel Club because one of its members has recently suffered a stroke.

Contributions will also be made to the three organisations which assisted on the day together with The Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs.

Rotary treasurer Norman Caddy said: “Everybody seemed to enjoy the day and most people finished, which was really good.

“The weather was the best it had been for several years: sunny, not too hot and dry underfoot.

“The only disappointing thing was we thought there would be more entrants with it being a long weekend and nice weather. But the numbers were around the same as last year.”

The first two people to complete the Boundary Walk were Stephen Murphy and Rodney Makin, each in a time of three hours and 53 minutes, and the first to complete the Pike Hike was Mike Wallis.

The walk was sponsored by Prinz Construction Ltd, Gordon Riggs Nursery Ltd and Cyclewild Ltd.