The weather was not kind for this the 3 rd year of the Gavin Duffy Memorial 5k Race held at Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, with young Luke Duffy storming to the front despite the conditions to win the race.
Vicky Fawcett the race organiser said ‘I’m honoured to organise this event in memory of Gavin, who sadly lost his life due to a road traffic accident in Dubai. It’s emotional to see his younger brother Luke beating over 250 others to win the race.’
“Surprisingly we still had a crowd of people who couldn’t run but turned up anyway to watch and show their support and they didn’t let the rain put them off.!.
Gavin was a well-respected member of Billingham Marsh House Harriers, when news of his accident whilst on holiday in Dubai on November 23, 2013 was shared with the community, they, along with the club rallied support to bring him home.