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Barn to run! ‘Cows’ take on ‘pigs’ in Islington fun run for Freightliners Farm

PUBLISHED: 10:23 15 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 15 March 2016

The Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners Farm

The Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners Farm

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Herds of fundraisers donned cow and pig onesies in a mad trot around Islington on Sunday – all in the name of charity.

The Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners FarmThe Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners Farm

About 80 participants were unleashed from their pens at 11am on Sunday for Freightliners Farm’s annual “Cow vs Pig” fun run.

The race, which began at the farm in Sheringham Road, consisted of a 5km route around Islington, taking in some of the official droving routes from the old cattle market, and finishing in Paradise Park.

“It was a really lovely day with plenty of sunshine, which always goes down well, and lots of support from people cheering on the runners,” said the farm’s manager Liz McAllister.

The Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners FarmThe Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners Farm

“There were a couple of ladies running with kids in buggies which adds that extra challenge.”

In the end it was Team Cow that brought home the bacon, with Dan Cadey claiming first place while Rupert Howard bagged the most cash.

But there was one participant in particular who hogged the limelight.

The Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners FarmThe Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners Farm

“We had a French bulldog dressed in a pig costume, but he didn’t manage to make it all the way,” said Ms Mcallister.

Each runner was given a £100 fundraising target. The farm, which is a registered charity, is still taking donations and hopes to hit £20,000 to put toward its running costs.

The farm spends more than £200,000 a year looking after the animals, maintenance and supporting local vulnerable and isolated people.

The Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners FarmThe Cows v Pigs annual fun run at Freightliners Farm

Visit justgiving.com/freightlinerscityfarm to donate.


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