Fun in the sun at Festival in the Park and Downhill Run

THE 29th annual Festival in the Park attracted large numbers taking advantage of the lovely summer weather.

Hosted by Frodsham and Helsby Rotary the event, which also incorporated the annual Downhill Run, featured some 40 local organisations,societies and clubs.

The event, which was family orientated with funfair rides, Punch & Judy show was opened by the Mayor of Frodshamn Alan Oulton.

Arts and crafts took place at Castle Park Arts Centre throughout the day.

On the main stage a programme of live music, choral groups, belly dancers and more kept the crowds entertained all afternoon.

The Festival also incorporated the finish of the 12th Frodsham Downhill Run.

Principally a fun run over a 1.3 mile downhill course beginning at the War Memorial on Frodsham Hill. A total of 275 runners were organised into
seven age related groups.

The winners were;

Adult Male 16-60 Christopher Larkin #57
Adult Female 16-60 Emma Woodhouse #275
Youth Male 11-15 Connor Ross #239
Youth Female 11-15 Sarah Coates
Junior Male Under 11 Ben Hardwick #11
Junior Female Under 11 Erin Hardy #87
Veteran 60+ Peter Wakefield #271

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