[S]ince the very beginning, 6th Duddon (Dalton Methodist) Scout Group have supported the Keswick to Barrow race, manning a water station at the check-point opposite the former fire station in Dalton.
Val Werry, the Group Scout Leader, said “We’ve been here since the first ever K2B. My predecessor as Group Leader, the late Bob Sumner, worked in the shipyard, and was involved in the set-up of the very first race. As a Scout Leader, he thought it would be great for our Scouts in Dalton to join in and support the runners. This is my 34th race, and I love being here – it’s for the local community as well as for the runners”.
Since the very first race, 6th Duddon Scout Group have been there, through rain and shine, for every race. This year, for the 52nd race, Val is joined by Beaver and Cub Scouts from her group. Providing water, squash and fruit to the runners and walkers, the youngsters have had a great time out in the community and enjoying being able to support this very challenging Cumbrian event!
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