Moor the mer­rier at park 10k run

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HAVE you been en­cour­aged to run by the ath­letes at Rio’s Olympics and Par­a­lympics?

Then why not do it for a good cause at the same time in the 15th Moor Park 10k run on Sun­day Septem­ber 25 to raise money for the Lynda Jack­son Macmil­lan Cen­tre (LJMC), the sup­port and in­for­ma­tion ser­vice at Mount Ver­non Cancer Cen­tre in North­wood.

The Moor Park 10k has be­come a reg­u­lar fix­ture in the lo­cal run­ning cal­en­dar with a chal­leng­ing but traf­fic-free route round the Moor Park es­tate and Golf Club. It has gained a rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing well or­gan­ised and many run­ners re­turn each year to take part and see if they can run a per­sonal best time.

The ju­nior events are held within the grounds of Mer­chant Tay­lors’ School and are al­ways hotly con­tested by our younger run­ners, in­vari­ably with a fierce sprint to­wards the fin­ish line.

Un­like the Olympics, ev­ery­one who fin­ishes gets a medal and there are also tro­phies for the first three in each age group as well as for the win­ning teams. The most sought-after tro­phy is the 2012 Shield which is awarded to the school that en­ters the most pupils in the ju­nior events.

The whole day has a great fam­ily at­mos­phere with a small fun fair and bouncy cas­tles as well as face-paint­ing and games.

More than £500,000 has been raised for the LJMC over the 15 years.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and de­tails of how to en­ter, go to www.moor­park10k.org. uk or call 07779 458285.

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