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Record support for a charity run in the park

PUBLISHED: 14:48 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:04 07 September 2010

Charlotte Newton BBC breakfast show presenter Sian Williams will start the YMCA 10k race in Crouch End on Sunday. Ms Williams, who has lived in Muswell Hill for 14 years, will set off hundreds of runners at the start line of the run in Priory Park.

Charlotte Newton

BBC breakfast show presenter Sian Williams will start the YMCA 10k race in Crouch End on Sunday.

Ms Williams, who has lived in Muswell Hill for 14 years, will set off hundreds of runners at the start line of the run in Priory Park.

This year's event looks set to have record support from local traders.

Thornton's Budgens - the independently owned supermarket in Crouch End Broadway - is sponsoring the event and has enlisted more than 40 customers and staff to take part in the event.

Store owner Andrew Thornton said: "The 10k run is all about raising as much money as we possibly can for local children's charities, it's a fantastic event."

Five staff members from Dunns bakery in Crouch End Broadway will also be running, in their "baker's whites", while owner Chris Freeman is planning to bake 2,000 fresh doughnuts for runners who make it over the finishing line.

Haringey Shed, which teaches drama skills to able and disabled children and young people, is also entering a team.

Lynne Hale, Haringey Shed Executive Director, says: "We're delighted to take part in this community activity, and look forward to welcoming people to our stalls where they can see what Haringey Shed has to offer to local children and young people."

At least 20 children from Weston Park primary school, Rokesly infant and junior schools and Coleridge primary school are also running in the fun run.

The start times for the children's one-mile fun run ranges between 12.10 to 2.30pm. The start and finish line for the 10k and fun run is in Priory Park, Crouch End.

The adult 10k starts at 10am and is open to runners aged 16 and over.

The children's one-mile fun run has nine categories which are split according to age and gender.

Advance entry fees are £10 per adult and £5 per child with cheques payable to the Hornsey YMCA (Race 2008).

For a full set of results see next week's Broadway.

charlotte.newton@hamhigh.co.uk


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