Netherhall students take on Cambourne 10k
Students from yr11 in Netherhall in partnership with youth workers from Cambridge County Council and Romsey Mill took part in the Cambourne 10k run on Sunday 3rd April 2011 to raise money for Prostate Cancer. The group of nine trained hard in the weeks leading up to the race and met up on Sunday morning for a healthy breakfast of Lucozade and sausage rolls before taking on the run. The group put a lot of effort in on a hot day and all finished the race. There were over 1000 runners who took part on the day and Joe Keady finished 41st with a very impressive time of 40mins 37 seconds which for a first run is excellent. The group chose to do the run to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Charity as it is an important issue and some of the families of the young people running had been affected by prostate cancer. The Charity was very supportive and encouraging with plenty of resources and ideas of how the group could fundraise. The young people targeted £500 pounds and are still a little way off that at the moment if anyone is interested in donating they have a Justgiving page which is http://www.justgiving.com/netherhall10k.
One of the young people David said about the event:
“It was a well organised day; there were lots of stewards helping out. I am happy with my time but I feel I could have done better if I had trained harder for it. I am proud that we raised money for such a good cause and still wear the wrist band to promote the charity.” (David 16, Netherhall)
The group would really like to thank everyone who supported them, they are really proud of their achievements in completing the race and raising money for prostate cancer.