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Police advice ahead of #LetsRunForMatt event this evening

Matt Campbell

[M]otorists travelling on the A591 in the Windermere and Ambleside area are being advised to expect delays this evening due to a charity event.

Hundreds are expected to run the 3.7 miles from White Cross Bay to the Brathay Trust, in honour of Matt Campbell, who collapsed and died that distance from the London Marathon finish line.

The road will not be closed to traffic during the event, but motorists should expect delays along the route from 6pm onwards, and police ask those driving to allow extra time for their journeys.

Officers also urge those taking part to park sensibly and in accordance with the organiser’s guidance. The Low Wood bay hotel water sports centre car park will be open and free, as will the Merewood Hotel lower car park. The Brathay Trust will also be assisting with mini bus transfers for returning runners to Ambleside.

Inspector Paul Latham said: “We hope that as many people as possible turn out this evening in memory of Matt, but ask that those who are joining in to act sensibly.

“Listen to the organiser’s, park in the directed places – please do not park or abandon vehicles along the A591, and follow the marshall’s instructions at all time.

“The roads are likely to be busy and we ask motorists to remain patient during this special event.”

People have donated over £176,000 to Matt’s JustGiving page, to make a donation visit:

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