Dashing for dosh: Running group raises £1k at Leeds’ Abbey Dash


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FLOWER POWER: The race is fast and flat and runners can achieve their personal best

FLOWER POWER: The race is fast and flat and runners can achieve their personal best

A group of nine runners have managed to raise over £1000 for charity after they took part of the Abbey Dash in Leeds last weekend.

The Abbey Dash took place on 6th November 2016 and has previously been voted in Runner's World's top ten 10k races.

The 10 kilometre course is known for being fast and flat so it is fantastic for first time runners or those wanting to achieve a Personal Best.

YOUNG RUNNER: The youngest of the group was only 10-years-old

YOUNG RUNNER: The youngest of the group was only 10-years-old

The charity champions, which included five men, two women and one boy aged only 10-years-old, pulled on their trainers and running shorts and lined up at the start of Leeds’ Abbey Dash.

As trustees and donators of their chosen local charity - Neighbours in Need – they entered the race to raise money for their charity, as well the host charity Age UK.

Neighbours in Need provides monthly income support to the poor and the disabled where it's needed most and provides water supplies and medical facilities in the remote areas of Pakistan and India.

AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT: The runners felt ‘exhilerated’ at the end of the race

AMAZING ACHIEVEMENT: The runners felt ‘exhilerated’ at the end of the race

Mushtak Ahmed, who was part of the team, said: “Considering none of us do this regularly and without any proper training, we all finished the race without stopping or resting. We all completed the race around the 60 minute mark, with one of our young ladies beating all the men and came in with a time of exactly 60 minutes.”

The super fit group managed to raise a total of £1000 and Mushtak says their donations are ‘still coming in’.

GREAT GROUP:  None of the runners are ‘fitness freaks’ but they all managed to finish the race with good times

GREAT GROUP: None of the runners are ‘fitness freaks’ but they all managed to finish the race with good times

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