Grace joins hundreds of runners for Sport Relief

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Active Grace Abberley certainly went the extra mile to support charity fundraiser Sport Relief.

The 13-year-old, of Reeveswood, Eccleston, tackled 20 different sports on Sunday, including badminton, table tennis, squash and golf.

And the Bishop Rawstorne Academy pupil joined more than 350 other sporty people in the popular Chorley Mile.

Grace raised more than £300 for Sport Relief during the 13-and-a-half hour challenge.

Her dad, David Abberley, said: “It was great for her to be able to raise £300 on her own. I’m very proud of her.”

People of all ages and abilities took part in the Chorley Mile, with families coming together to run or walk either one, three or six miles around Astley Park.

Many people wore red clothes or Sport Relief T-shirts and sweatbands.

They took part in a warm-up led by instructors from David Lloyd Leisure, before setting off.

There were also taster cycling sessions from Chorley Triathlon’s new junior group.

Coun Bev Murray, who oversees community events at Chorley Council, said: “As always, we had a great turnout for this year’s Chorley Mile and thank you to everybody who took part and really made Chorley proud.

“Thankfully, despite the cold wind, the sun was shining throughout the event making it a perfect day to get your running shoes on and really enjoy the day.”




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