PICTURES: Lambton Run hailed another success

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More than 800 runners pounded the paths surrounding a stately home to help out Sunderland AFC’s official charity.

The fifth annual Lambton 10k Run has become a firm fixture in the running calendar with experienced and enthusiastic runners striding through the grounds of the historic Lambton Estate, in Bournmoor.

Runners taking part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners taking part in the Lambton 10k Run

Organised by Sunderland AFC’s registered charity, the Foundation of Light, all proceeds from the event go towards supporting community sport and education initiatives which benefit young people and families across the North East. The event also featured the Junior Black Cats 3K Fun Run as families walked, jogged and toddled their way around a shorter route. The Lambton Estate, which was used in the filming of period drama The Paradise is usually closed to the public, with the Lambton Runs providing a rare opportunity for people to enjoy the picturesque estate, which is the ancestoral seat of the Earl of Durham.

Jemma Garrett, events co-ordinator at Foundation of Light, said: “This year’s Lambton Run is our most popular to date and we’ve had some great feedback from those who took part.

“It was fantastic to welcome so many runners and fundraisers in such beautiful surroundings. We would like to thank all of our participants, our sponsor Nutrition X and the Lambton Estate for making the event a huge success.”

The event was also supported by Phoenix Fitness, who hosted the warm-up for those taking part.

This year’s Lambton Run is our most popular to date and we’ve had some great feedback from those who took part.

Jemma Garrett, events co-ordinator at Foundation of Light
Runners taking part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners taking part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners taking part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners taking part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners warm-up ahead of the Lambton 10k run

Runners warm-up ahead of the Lambton 10k run

Runners take part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners take part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners take part in the Lambton 10k Run

Runners take part in the Lambton 10k Run