All age charity run at Wisbech attracts competitors and raises £2,000 for cancer charity

2116Winner: Jacob Kelman.

2116Winner: Jacob Kelman. - Credit: Archant

An all-age charity run at Wisbech Grammar School, which attracted more than 200 competitors, has raised £2000 for Cancer Research UK.

2171Year 11 pupil William David in action at the ‘Race at your place’

2171Year 11 pupil William David in action at the ‘Race at your place’ - Credit: Archant

A total of 203 pupils, staff, parents and friends entered the ‘Race at your place’ at the school.

2264Year 11 pupils in action at the ‘Race at your place’ – Megan Tolliday, Madelaine Booth and Lydia

2264Year 11 pupils in action at the ‘Race at your place’ – Megan Tolliday, Madelaine Booth and Lydia Plumb - Credit: Archant

Year 11 pupil Jacob Kelman (16), a member of the school’s jogging club, crossed the line first in 19 minutes 23 seconds.

2264Year 11 pupils in action at the ‘Race at your place’ – Megan Tolliday, Madelaine Booth and Lydia

2264Year 11 pupils in action at the ‘Race at your place’ – Megan Tolliday, Madelaine Booth and Lydia Plumb - Credit: Archant

Ex-student Sophie Culshaw triumphed in the ladies in a time of 21 minutes 40 seconds and clinching fifth place overall.

The first teacher, Alexander Laybourne, took fourth place with a time of 21 minutes 39 seconds.


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The five-kilometre race was started by the family of Angela Notley, a receptionist at the preparatory school, Magdalene House, who passed away in December, and the competitors and spectators were able to enjoy a barbecue and entertainment from the school’s steel band.

Teacher Mr Geoff Howes, who organized the event with charities coordinator Miss Jan Wildman, said: “We had set a target of 200 competitors and we were delighted with the success of the event and the money raised.

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“The band played all through the evening to give the race a fantastic atmosphere.”

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