Enjoying the Fountains 10k

Fountains 10K hits £10,000 target

6 April 2017

The annual Fountains 10k in North Yorkshire has raised more than £10,000 for much-needed IT equipment at Fountains CE Primary School in Grantley, Ripon.

More than 350 runners took part in the race, now in its 19th year and the main fund-raising event for the school.

The money raised will enable a new interactive screen to be installed in the school hall and provide additional laptops to support the children’s learning.


Fountains 10k male winner Ben Pease


Race director Mark Reed, whose children Evy, 9, and Asa, 8, are pupils at Fountains – said: We set ourselves a big challenge this year to raise £10,000 and I’m delighted we hit our target. We can’t thank all the runners and sponsors enough for their support in helping us to achieve our goal. It has been a real team effort and we hope our children have seen this too!


Karen Butler, headteacher of Fountains CE Primary, said: This year’s 10k was a huge success and our pupils will benefit from having the most up to date IT equipment to support their learning. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to making the 10k such a memorable event.


This year’s main sponsors were NGC Networks, Dacre, Son and Hartley, Lloyd Land Rover, Sainsbury’s, SubSports, Kettlewell Fuels, Deer Shed Festival, Hornseys and Yorkshire Vintners.


Fountains 10k female winner Sharon Barlow


Yorkshire Vintners provided hampers for eight winners. Managing director Simon Jackson said: As a local business, we wanted to support and hopefully help to make the 10k a huge success. It was a pleasure to be involved with such a worthwhile fundraising event.


The eight to receive the hampers were:

Male winner Ben Pease 34 mins 37 secs; female winner Sharon Barlow 40.51; Nicola Carter 44.37; Sarah Gill 44.14; Jane Holmes 48.50; Marc Ellis 38.25; Michael Gill 41.30; Howard Jeffrey 44.43.

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