Glorious spring morning in High Legh on Sunday 9th March.
One runner, from Lymm said to me "I haven't been though High Legh before, the gardens are lovely" so that is a lovely compliment for all the gardeners along the runners route through Woodland Crescent, North Drive, Pheasant Walk, Wrenshot Lane and around the loop of Robert Moffat and Egerton.
The banks of crocus at the end of Surridge also looked magnificent.
This was a very special race for Janine Archer. Here is her message to you:
I am 'running' the High Legh 10k in memory of my boyfriend Terry Brown who was tragically killed on Tuesday 18th February 2014 when he was knocked from his bicycle by a hit and run motorist. Terry lived in Warrington and commuted to work in Liverpool by bicycle frequently quoting 'why drive when you can cycle', always considerate of the effect on the environment. Terry died of a severe head injury and in his memory we are raising money for Headway the charity that help improve lives after head injury. As a blood and organ donator Terry's spirit lives on and he will be lovingly remembered forever by his family and many friends. Please help me raise money for this worthy cause by visiting my Just Giving webpage at
Our generous group of local sponsors have agreed to support the race with prizes and trophies, and every finisher had a great goody bag. Our PTA produced a magnificent spread - enjoyed by many. I saw that quite a few people all brought cakes home to enjoy a great afternoon tea. We welcome all runners and supporters back again from Easter to enjoy our fabulous Sunday teas in the Village Hall from 1.30pm on Sunday April 20th and Sundays through until October.
Thank you to all the High Legh residents who played your part as Marshall in making this it an enjoyable and safe race.
Spring is on its way
These glorious snowdrops can be seen from West Lane, looking across from ithe junction with Pheasant Walk. Indeed there are quite a few banks of snowdrops in gardens and hedgerows. We went round the 10K race route on Saturday and there were clumps of spring bulbs on road verges and gardens all along the way.
Pale blue crocus are also showing above the grass and now the work of the Village Appearance Group is rewarded by the first blooms in what will be an impressive show of daffodils. Keen gardeners will also spot the minature iris and cyclamen flowering in sheltered spots
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