Fountains 10K hits £10,000 target

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, .

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

 

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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.

 

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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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