A team of staff from Salford City College will be running this weekend’s Decathlon City of Salford 10K for their chosen charity, St Ann’s Hospice. Sunday's (6 September) event has become one of the leading 10ks in the North West and is expected to attract over 3,000 runners to Salford Quays.
After a staff vote earlier this year, St Ann’s Hospice was chosen as the official college charity for 2015/16. The Salford City College team, which includes staff members of all running abilities, is now hoping to be crowned the fastest 10k company in the North West, as part of the race’s Corporate Challenge. Principal John Spindler will be racer number ‘99’ in the 10k, to represent the 99% pass rate achieved once again by A-Level students this year.
Race director Graham Jackson said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Salford City College to this year’s Decathlon City of Salford 10K. It’s great to see the staff taking part in the race and raising money for charity, and also celebrating a fantastic A-Level pass rate this year. We’d like to say a big thank you to the college for donating water bottles for our runners and helping out on the day.”
The Salford 10K route will head out from the MediaCityUK Piazza, across the bridge into Trafford Park before returning to the Salford side. Last year’s race saw Altrincham and District’s AbuvRezeq lead the men home in a time of 30:58, with Tarus Elly of Salford Harriers following in 31:06 and Gareth Raven in third place (31:43). In the women’s competition, Stockport Harriers’ Ruth Sinclair crossed the line first in 39:08, with Andrea Hilldrup second (39:23) and Sarah Douglas third in 39:41.
Entries for the race are still being taken. More information is available here.