Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Colourful costumes brighten up Keswick to Barrow

FROM Batman and Robin to Big Bird, there were some colourful costumes to bring smiles to spectators’ faces at the Keswick to Barrow.

For most people walking 40 miles would be hard enough, but a few participants ensured they stood out from the crowd by donning fancy dress.

Mr Blobby, aka Robin Noak, right, completed the K2B in 11 hours 59 minutes.

The 22-year-old is a leader with Duddon Dragons and was one of a team of 30 explorer scouts and scouts taking part for the group.

The scouts volunteered at the start of the C2B and completed the 23-mile walk, and the explorer scouts volunteered at the start of the K2B before taking part themselves.

“I got a lot of giggles and people saying I brightened up their day,” said Mr Noak.

“I would like to say it was a bet, but it really wasn’t. I fancied doing something different this year and I had a Mr Blobby costume in the cupboard for a party I’m going to next week.”

Neil Wesson, 43, lapped up the applause as he approached the finish line, high-fiving spectators as he passed.

“You only get to finish once, don’t you?” said the 43-year-old, walking for Gary’s Team, a colleague killed in action.

“Gary Whiting and I used to work for BAE and we’ve kept it going in his memory.

“This is my tenth year. I’m looking forward to a couple of drinks and putting my feet up.”


North West Evening Mail What's on search

Powered by

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk

Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:


Do you back a call for legal highs to be banned?



Show Result

Resource Cumbria

The Forum

F. Dickinson footwear

Homes and gardens 22

To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out