A trail running club successfully hosted their inaugural race in what was hailed as a significant milestone for the club.

Pendle Trail Running Club hosted their race in Barley, with the course traversing through fields and woodland, following streams and giving runners magnificent views of the countryside.

The race on Saturday, March 23 attracted runners of all skill levels, from seasoned trail veterans to first-time adventurers.

Lancashire Telegraph: Pendle Trail Running Club successfully hosted their first racePendle Trail Running Club successfully hosted their first race (Image: Katherine Fitzpatrick)

Volunteers were stationed along the course to offer encouragement and assistance, and participants were treated to a post-race awards ceremony at the Pendle Inn to celebrate their achievements.

Garry Sutcliffe, the club’s chairman and race director, said: “We are thrilled to have hosted our inaugural race, providing a platform for runners to connect with nature and each other.

“The overwhelming response from participants and the local community reaffirms the growing interest in trail running and underscores the importance of outdoor recreation in fostering a healthy lifestyle.

Lancashire Telegraph: The race was held in BarleyThe race was held in Barley (Image: Katherine Fitzpatrick)

“We are immensely grateful to our volunteers, sponsors, and the local authorities for their unwavering support in making this event a success.

“We remain committed to organising events that inspire, challenge, and unite our community.”

The club, founded in 2021 and based in Colne, said the hosting of the event was a significant milestone for them.

For more information about the club and upcoming events, email pendletr@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.