Snow stops Haigh Hall run

The severe weather warning sign at Haigh Woodland Park
The severe weather warning sign at Haigh Woodland Park
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A popular running event raising money for charity has become a victim of the wintry weather.

Snow forced the cancellation of Haigh Woodland parkrun on Saturday morning.

Runners were due to face the 5km course for a good cause, with proceeds from the event heading to Wigan homelessness charity The Brick.

It had been hoped that around 100 people would attend and as much as £5,000 would be raised for charity.

However, the event was called off and a sign at the entrance to the car park warned many attractions at the popular venue would also be shut on Saturday due to the weather.