BARROW’S second Mental Health Mile proved another huge success as dozens of runners of all ages donned their trainers to take part.

The event, which was hosted by Mind in Furness, aimed to raise awareness of mental health in the heart of the community.

Running group, Walney Wind Cheetahs, joined in on the action, supporting the community with their fun and friendly mascots.

Walney Wind Cheetahs member and co-organiser, Ian Jones said: “A glorious day in Barrow Park attracted lots of runners to take part in the one mile event.

“I was delighted to see the event doing exactly what it was intended to do. Get families and friends out in the fresh air, meeting people and also raising awareness of mental health.”

Janice Callister, co-organiser of the event, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people who don’t usually take part in exercise events turning up and having such a good time.”

Mind in Furness’ first Mental Health Mile saw 231 keen runners tackle the course in Barrow park.

Karen Dobson, Mind in Furness chief officer, called the local support for charities “amazing”.

She said: “Once again it’s fantastic to see so many people of ages coming together to raise awareness and talk about mental health. Thank you to everyone who once again who took part and we will see you again in March.”