Grocontinental sponsor inaugural Sir John Talbot's Whitchurch 10K

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Event organiser Hayley Alldridge, Headteacher Mr David O’Toole, Linda Grocott and Macmillan Fundraising Manager Helen Knight.

Grocontinental has been announced as the headline sponsor of the inaugural Sir John Talbot's School Whitchurch 10K run which will take place on Sunday 9th April with over 500 runners taking part.

Starting and finishing at the school, the UK Athletics affiliated road race, with full road closures, will take a route around the town showcasing shops, parks and local amenities. Fun runs and family activities will also take place within the school grounds.

Linda Grocott handed over the company’s £2,000 sponsorship cheque to organisers and commented:

“The SJT 10k is great news for Whitchurch and we would like to congratulate the team of organisers for managing to co-ordinate a high-profile event for the town and to attract over 500 runners.”

She continued, “We are very pleased to be headline sponsor of the inaugural run and to support the great work that Macmillan carry out in our local community. I am sure the run will really grow over the coming years and is one which will appeal to both established runners because of its UK Athletics affiliation and those more interested in running for fun.”

Mr David O’Toole, Headteacher at Sir John Talbot’s School, said, “There is a real buzz in the community of Whitchurch, as evidenced in the willingness of so many sponsors to get behind the Whitchurch 10K in aid of Macmillan. The continued support for events at Sir John Talbot’s School is incredible and is a real investment in the lives and aspirations of the young people in the area. The event promises to be a spectacular celebration of community spirit and healthy lifestyles. Thank you to everyone getting involved with such an exciting event in the Shropshire calendar.”