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Moor Park 10k – fine and fabulous at 15

Over the years, our flagship fundraising event has gained a reputation for being well organised with a great family atmosphere. It's also gained a reputation for always being held on a fine day. Despite dismal weather forecasts and thunderstorms just a couple of miles away, this reputation was upheld this year as we welcomed a record number of runners to Merchant Taylors' School.

The popularity of this event is growing and 1,800 runners of all ages took part, raising more than £47,000 for the LJMC as they sped round the course.

In particular, the Olympics had clearly inspired younger runners with 1,100 taking part, fiercely competing for the trophies. By representing their schools, they were also competing for the 2012 Shield, awarded to the school that entered the most children. In a closely fought contest, this was won by the girls at Charlotte House Preparatory School.

Kerr Millar and Sasha Birkin took the trophies in the 10k race with Metros Running Club sweeping the board in the athletics club team events.

With such fine weather, the fun fair was particularly popular and families enjoyed picnics in the school grounds as they watched the races.

More people than ever volunteered to help on the day and we are indebted to them and everyone else who contributed to making the day so successful.

Planning has already started for 2017 and the date will be confirmed soon. We are hoping to encourage more local companies to field teams so please get in touch with us if you'd like more information about the team competitions.

Our fifteenth Moor Park 10k was a great success

 

 

Last updated: November 15, 2016

 

 

 

This article first appeared in the Autumn 2016 issue of the LJMC newsletter, Open Door.