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The sun shines on Community as they tackle the Burnley 10k!

7 June 2016

The sun shone on more than thirty Burnley FC in the Community runners on Sunday, as the Run for All Burnley 10k took place at Towneley Park.

The beautiful setting hosted over one thousand runners in total, who tackled a tough course through Burnley’s Thompson and Towneley Parks. As well as the running group, a team of eighteen Burnley FC in the Community volunteers supported Run for All and marshalled the Ormerod Road part of the course in their Community t-shirts.

First over the line for Burnley FC in the Community was coach Daniel Morville who tackled the 6.2 miles in just 43 minutes, whilst the first female was Charlotte McKenna, in an impressive 53 minutes and 30 seconds. The rest of the Community team soon followed on, crossing the finishing line to huge applause in temperatures up to 22 degrees.

This is the second year we have taken part in the event and this year, we were delighted to join Run for All as a partner charity, featuring across Run for All’s website and helping to launch the run with Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year Andre Gray and manager Sean Dyche back in February.

The annual event has fast become a highlight of our Clarets Challenges calendar, as participants step up to the huge physical challenge to raise funds for the charity’s life-changing work in the local area such as the Danny Ings Disability Sport Project, our Extra Time project for the over 50s and our Shadow Youth Team.

CEO Neil Hart, who has taken part in the run in both years, said: “We really appreciate every person that has shown their commitment to us through the Burnley 10k, whether volunteering or running.

"The event raises vital funds for us and as a partner charity with Run For All, increases our profile in Burnley with local people and organisations. Thank you to everyone involved!”

The final total from the Burnley 10k will be announced shortly and all money raised will support the hard work of Burnley FC in the Community. Our Clarets Challenges continue over the summer, with the Yorkshire Three Peaks taking place in August.

For more information on the event, click here: http://bit.ly/202P02B

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