Whitchurch 10k organisers SJT thank sponsors, including Grocontinental, for their help

Published date: 29 March 2017 |
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THE ORGANISERS of the Sir John Talbot's School Whitchurch 10K run, which is taking place on Sunday, April 9, have told of their gratitude towards for all businesses who have supported it.

The event’s main sponsor is Grocontinental who have contributed £2,000, while other sponsors include Jane Smellie Opticians, Leonard Brothers, Hatchers, McDonalds, Sport Whitchurch, Hawk and Print Monkey.

Linda Grocott, managing director of Grocontinental, said: “The SJT 10k is great news for Whitchurch.

“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.

“We are very pleased to be headline sponsor of the inaugural run and to support the great work that Macmillan carry out in our 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.”

David O’Toole, headteacher at Sir John Talbot’s School, added: “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.”

Registration for the run is now closed. If you would like to be involved in the day as a volunteer please visit at

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