The sky’s the limit for former Sir John Talbot’s student leading the 10K road race

A former student from Sir John Talbot’s School has been the driving force behind the launch of the inaugural Whitchurch 10k run, in aid of local cancer charity Macmillan.

Hayley Alldridge has very personal reasons for wanting to dedicate her time to the road race around the historic market town of Whitchurch on Sunday 9th April. In 2001, whilst studying for her A Levels as a Sixth Form student at Sir John Talbot’s School, Hayley sadly lost her mum to cancer.

Hayley said, “Macmillan means a lot to me after being a huge support to my family during the last few months of my mum’s life.”

“When asked to help with the Sir John Talbot’s School Whitchurch 10k, I was keen to get involved and lead with the organisation of the race. Not only is it such a great cause but it is great to have an event like this in Whitchurch.”

Hayley, who previously worked for Manchester airport and is currently juggling motherhood with organising the event commented, “As the former Head of Operations for Swissport, at Manchester Airport, I am used to managing multiple flights but the Whitchurch 10K race has brought with it fresh challenges and I’ve learnt a lot with regards to licensing and event management.”

Starting and finishing at Sir John Talbot’s School the road race will take a route around the town of Whitchurch, showcasing shops, parks and local amenities. Road closures will be in place for a short time for the safety of runners. Fun runs and family activities will take place on the school grounds from 9am.

Prize money will be awarded to the top 3 fastest males and females on the day. Proceeds from the event will be donated to cancer charity Macmillan; who provide invaluable practical, medical and financial assistance to individuals and families affected by cancer locally and go towards much needed resources at the school.

David O’Toole, Sir John Talbot’s Headteacher said, “We have received a large amount of support from local businesses in particular Grocontinental to help make this event happen. We are pleased to be attracting both competitive and novice runners from across the region in what promises to be an activity packed day.”

“At Sir John Talbot’s School we are proud of the range of facilities we have on offer and place strong importance on sport and healthy lifestyles. We work closely with Sport Whitchurch to ensure sporting facilities in the town meet the needs of all active people locally.”

“Support from community groups is crucial to ensure the success of events such as this. Whether you want to participate as a runner, volunteer to help or simply support the charity and competitors please come along and join in.”

Register at here.

Posted by Jade Brodie on 14th February 2017, under Uncategorized


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