Morton Gala Day 2012
The Morton Challenge started at 11.00am and was roughly a 5km trail run consisting of two laps of a course around the colliery mound, through colliery wood with a challenging ascent of the mound before the run down to the finish line on each lap. This event was open to all runners aged 12 and over. It had rained heavily overnight and in the early morning making the run even more challenging.
The Morton Mile Family Fun Run took place at 12.00 noon. It had been planned to be a single flat loop around the base of the colliery mound as in previous years and through colliery wood back to the finish. However the course was too water logged and a late decision was taken to shorten the race to two circuits of the New Street Playing fields. This race was open to all the family from age 6 and upwards.
The Official Opening of the new Centre of England Playground took place between 12.30pm and 1.00pm followed by the opening of the Morton Gala at 1.15pm.