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Top class effort from pupils in fun run

Cockburn High School pupils Sharia Elliott and Connor Passey with Run for All mascot Tommo the Tortoise and Lisa Butterworth from the Arena Group.

Cockburn High School pupils Sharia Elliott and Connor Passey with Run for All mascot Tommo the Tortoise and Lisa Butterworth from the Arena Group.

Youngsters at two Leeds schools are celebrating after picking up top prizes in a charity run.

Around 1,500 kind-hearted children took to the city’s streets for the Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run earlier this year.

But it was St Margaret’s in Horsforth that took home the primary school prize and Cockburn High School in Beeston that won in the secondary school category.

Alex Wyke-Ulliott won the boys’ junior run whilst Alisha Laidler, 13, was the first girl across the line.

Prizes were dished out to pupils today.

Mini and Junior Run event lead, Lynne Preston, said: “The mini and junior runs were enormously popular and it was wonderful to see so many children running for such good causes.

“They should all be very proud of themselves.”

Arena Group managing director, Adrian Fitzpatrick, said: “The children always make such amazing efforts. Can they do it all again next year?”

The Mini and Junior Run is now in its sixth year and is the biggest free children’s run in Yorkshire.

The popular event is held on the same day as the Leeds Half Marathon and is organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All.

Youngsters were encouraged to raise a small amount of money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal or a charity of their choice.

This year the appeal supported Leeds-based SNAPS, which helps children with special needs and their families.

 
 
 

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