Sunday's (9 April) St John Talbot’s Whitchurch 10K Road Race and Fun Run was a success for all concerned with the unseasonable hot weather an added bonus. St John Talbot’s School organised this race in conjunction with charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support; however, race director Hayley Alldridge had her own personal reasons for heading its launch.
It was a public-spirited debut at the first Whitchurch 10K with Grocontinental Whitchurch as the headline sponsor and additional sponsorship and support from local businesses.
A former pupil at the school, Hayley Alldridge lost her mother to cancer whilst studying for her ‘A’ levels in 2001. Macmillan provided support to Hayley and her family during the final stages of her mother’s illness and she wanted to show her gratitude by helping to raise funds for their vital work. At least 50% of the race proceeds were donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.