Lanky proves he is head and shoulders above the rest as he completes the Great Manchester Run


It is not often you see a giraffe taking on the challenge of Europe’s largest mass participation 10k but that is exactly what the fantastic crowds lining the route experienced as everyone’s favourite giraffe trotted round the Morrison’s Great Manchester Run.

All of Lanky’s hard work and effort was in a bid to raise funds for the LCCC Foundation, the charity arm of Lancashire County Cricket Club, to help deliver a range of community projects, programmes and events.

Lanky wasn’t alone though and was ably supported by a team of 11 LCCC Foundation runners, many running the distance for the first time, all in aid of the LCCC Foundation.

This is second of the 2015 Challenges that the LCCC Foundation have been involved in following April’s successful abseil down The Pavilion at Emirates Old Trafford which saw  over 30 brave abseilers including LCB Thunder’s Captain, Jasmine Titmuss descend the 120 foot drop.

Jasmine was joined by other LCCC Foundation supporters who also took time out to raise money for the Foundation and for some, overcame their fear of heights

Further Challenges to come later this year include the Great Manchester Swim, Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride and Lakes 5 Peaks.

For more information on the Challenges, to sign up to a specific Challenge or to simply find out more about the community work of the LCCC Foundation, please visit

The LCCC Foundation is the official charity arm of Lancashire County Cricket Club, which engages with more than 10,000 people, and more than 150 schools, each year to “inspire communities through cricket”

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