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The Mitre 10k: Bishop's Stortford High School launches new running event

The course for the Bishops Stortford High School charity 10k race
The course for the Bishops Stortford High School charity 10k race

The race is on to raise"vital fundsfor The Bishop's Stortford High School (TBSHS).

Vanessa Ambler, who was previously in charge of the highly successful Hatfield Broad Oak 10k, which attracts well over 1,000 runners to the village every May Whitsun bank holiday, is setting up The Mitre 10k for the London Road secondary.

It will take place on Sunday, September 30 at 9am and starts and finishes at the school’s Jobbers Wood playing fields site off the B1004 Great Hadham Road.

The 10k route takes runners along country lanes to Much Hadham and back on a traffic-free course with professional chip timing and UK Athletics measurement.

A school spokesman said: “Raising vital funds for TBSHS, The Mitre 10k is set to become one of the top fundraising events for the school.”

There will be refreshments, physio, a warm-up area and a safe luggage location for runners, as well as refreshments and entertainment for their supporters. There is plenty of free parking.

Participants can collect their running numbers and chips on the morning of the race or the day before, if they want to view the course.

As well as the 10k, which is for those aged 15 and over, there will be a 1k fun run around the perimeter of Jobbers Wood, with a medal for every child. Those who finish the 10k will receive a T-shirt too.

For more details visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inaugural-mitre-10k-5k-tickets-47808512548

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