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Newmarket Joggers run for Headway

by Press Release
Thursday 26th April 2012

Race preview: Newmarket Heath Run - Thursday, May 3, 2012

Newmarket Joggers will be raising funds for Headway Cambridgeshire (www.headway-cambs.org.uk) , the charity that supports people living with the effects of brain injury at the forthcoming Newmarket Heath Run and entries are now being taken via the Joggers’ website for this year’s 6 km race which will take place on Thursday, 3rd May, entries on the night close at 6.45pm although last year this was earlier due to demand so we strongly suggest you enter online prior to the race. There will also be a children’s fun run commencing at 7pm.

Carolynn Anderson, Chairman of the Newmarket Joggers said: “This year we have decided to support Headway Cambridgeshire because a lot of stable staff and jockeys who have suffered falls are likely to have received help from the charity.” “I would like to think that this year we can beat last year’s total and raise close to £2,000. This is a very popular race and I would urge anyone who is interested in running to get online and book their place now to avoid disappointment” she added.

Headway Cambridgeshire supports clients across Cambridgeshire, including Newmarket, and has strong links with the racing community; top lady jockey, Hayley Turner, is a firm supporter of the charity. She heard of the charity’s work when she was recovering from a fall on Newmarket gallops in 2009. Hayley says: “Through my contact with Headway Cambridgeshire, I have seen first-hand the devastating effects of a brain injury, not only on the individual, but also on those who care about them. I am happy to help Headway Cambridgeshire in any way I can; they offer a unique service to those who really need their support.”

As in previous years, the race will host the Stable and Stud Staff Challenge, which is open to competitors working within the bloodstock industry, with trophies to teams and individuals competing for local yards, studs and veterinary practices. In previous years the winners have hailed from top yards such as Sir Michael Stoute, Luca Cumani, John Dunlop and Darley. There will also be awards to those winning their age categories and the first three male and female competitors.

To register for the Newmarket Heath Race visit: www.newmarketjoggers.co.uk


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