Moor the merrier at park 10k run
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.