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May, 2016

Prisoners Raise £1,000 for Youth Charity

News Release: THIRTY-TWO prisoners from HMP Lancaster Farms have raised over £1000 for a youth charity that works in Lancashire by running a half marathon in temperatures of 27c. Their run was in support of Prison PE Officer – Darren Leeming’s – marathon for Brathay Trust last Sunday (22 May).

Prisoners from HMP Lancaster Farms raised over £1000 for a local youth charity by running a half marathon inside the prison.

As Mr Leeming explained:
I am the prison PE officer and when the lads heard that I was running a marathon they wanted to support me. We came up with the idea of a fundraising running challenge and set up an early bird running club, before work, to help them prepare.

A fortnight ago, despite extremely uncomfortable weather conditions, 32 prisoners ran an internal circuit of around 11 to 14 miles. Prison Governor Derek Harrison joined us for six of those miles which was great.

“It was also a warm day for my marathon last Sunday, an anti-clockwise lap of Lake Windermere. I finished it in 3hr 53mins, a result I was happy with given the relentless hills.

“This was all in aid of a Brathay Trust a charity that works in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. Each year they help turn around the lives of 7,000 youngsters a year, including the most disadvantaged.”

Brathay’s Head of Fundraising, Scott Umpleby thanked Darren Leeming and the prisoners for their support and enthusiasm and for finding a novel way to get involved with the charity’s fundraising.

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For more information please contact Darren Leeming on 01524 563450

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Prisoners from HMP Lancaster Farms raised over £1000 for a local youth charity by running a half marathon inside the prison.

North West Regional Award

News Release: Young surveyor scoops North West regional award

L-R John Kelsall, Fergus Russell, Geoff Chetwood

A KENDAL based surveyor has picked up a regional award recognising the achievements of young professionals in the industry. He is the first rural practice surveyor to do so in 13 years.

Fergus Russell, a recently qualified rural surveyor at Carter Jonas Kendal, was named the North West New Surveyor of the Year by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s at a ceremony last week (Thurs 19 May) in Manchester.

The annual award recognises and celebrates the most inspirational young surveying professionals – aged 35 and under – in the North West.

The 30-year-old, who joined Carter Jonas as a graduate surveyor in 2013, was selected from those who have just passed the RICS’s Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) in rural, commercial, residential and general practice specialisms.

Mr Russell said:

“It’s great to have this recognition and in the region where I grew up and in which I now work. I am also pleased to be the first rural surveyor to have won this award since it began, a coup for the rural sector.

“I thoroughly enjoy my job where no one day is the same. I can be providing advice on running an estate that’s been in a family for generations, dealing with grant and subsidy applications, negotiating land access or farm sales.

“It’s a privilege to work in such a beautiful part of the world and one with a huge farming heritage which is also internationally recognised.”

Commenting on Fergus‘s success Julian Lambton, partner at Carter Jonas, added:

“Fergus is an important member of the rural surveying team here in Kendal. The award rightly recognises his enthusiasm for the job, and the skills he brings to it. I am delighted for him and I wish him continuing success.”

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Attached image shows Fergus Russell receiving the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor’s award for North West New Surveyor of the Year from John Kelsall, former Chairman on the Greater Manchester RICS Matrics. On the right of the picture is Award Judge Geoff Chetwood FRICS.

Runners set to raise £100k

NEWS RELEASE: This Sunday (22 May) 1,400 runners aged between 8-81 years-old will be raising over £100,000 for the Ambleside based youth charity Brathay Trust.

The 10th Brathay Windermere Marathon takes place this Sunday 22 May

Media invite:

Date, venue and time: Sunday 22 May (9.00am 10in10ers depart, 10am Windermere Marathon depart, 1030 half marathon depart – allow plenty of time) Brathay Hall, Ambleside, LA22 0HP

Details: 10th Brathay Windermere Marathon, last day of the 10in10 (10 marathons in 10 days challenge), new half marathon, junior races and family fun day for Brathay Trust.

Dalton-in-Furness community drumming group Boom Dang to start the proceedings

Prize giving by Joss Naylor MBE, legendary fell runner and sheep farmer (patron of the 10in10)

· Over 1,400 runners aged 8-81 set to raise over £100,000 in 10th anniversary race celebrations for Ambleside youth charity

· 81 year old founder of 10 marathons in 10 days back to run new half marathon

· Double-amputee Chris Moon (54) first to tackle demanding Windermere Marathon

· Barrow Grandmother, Lakes army captain and 10 others run final 10th marathon lap of Lake Windermere

· Ulverston publican to complete epic 21 day cycling, swimming and running ‘To Hell and Back’ challenge

This Sunday (22 May) 1,400 runners aged between 8-81 years-old will be raising over £100,000 for the Ambleside based youth charity Brathay Trust.

One of those taking part in the 10th Brathay Windermere Marathon is double-amputee Chris Moon. The 54-year-old from Lanarkshire, who lost his right arm and leg in a mine clearance explosion in Mozambique, is the first amputee to tackle what has been described as one of the UK’s toughest marathons.

And back for the first time since running the inaugural ‘10in10’ – the same 26.2mile lap of Lake Windermere over 10 consecutive days (and also the route of the Windermere Marathon) – is 81-year-old Sir Christopher Ball. A Fellow of the charity, Sir Christopher, who went to school in Keswick, created the ‘10in10’. This time Sir Christopher will tackle the charity’s new half marathon and welcome past 10in10ers to their own anniversary lap of honour.

For 12 runners, it will be their last marathon in ten days. Half are tackling the 10in10 for the first time, whilst the rest are returning for a second, third and fourth time. Ulverston publican Paul Dewar has turned his second 10in10 into an epic 21 day challenge ‘To Hell and Back’. As he crosses the finish line on Sunday he will have cycled 1,350 miles, swum the length of Windermere and run 10 marathons in 10 days. Former Kirkbie Kendal School head boy, Captain Jack Swannick (28-years-old) is the youngest to take part in this year’s 10in10. The oldest is 60-year-old Jim Meta from Leeds, returning to the event for the third time.

With junior races for those under eight and up to 16-years-old – Brathay’s flagship fundraiser allows runners of all ages to support their work. Recognising that the one day marathon, which is as beautiful as it is breath-taking, is a tough one Brathay has also devised a new half marathon which 500 people have signed up to run. Starting and finishing at Brathay Hall it is a 13.1 mile route through Hawkshead to Esthwaite Water. The 26.2 mile marathon course is an anti-clockwise direction around England’s longest lake taking in the honey-pot sites of Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.

In its 10th year, and attracting sports tourists and their families and friends from across the UK and overseas, the event and Family Fun Day has now raised over £1million for the Ambleside based Brathay Trust. The vital funds allow the charity to work with over 7,000 young people each year, including those who are severely disadvantaged, helping them to turn their lives around.

Two hundred volunteers, drawn from local organisations as diverse as the Freemasons, Rotarians, Cumberland Building Society and armed service veterans, will act as marshals, operate water stations and man stalls, stands and car parks at the accompanying Family Fun Day.

Sarah Thompson from Brathay says it promises to be a great day out with a hero’s welcome at the finish line for the 10in10ers and a great cheer for those returning from the marathon and half marathon.

She said: “This is a bumper birthday celebration. In addition to all the usual things on offer like canoeing, a high and low ropes course, zip wire, live music, food, drink and local produce stalls we are organising Junior Races. Even if you’re not into running it’s a great day out on a glorious estate on the northern shores of Windermere and all in aid of a good cause. Everyone is more than welcome to join us.”

The charity is appealing for more volunteers to help on the day and those interested should contact Sarah Thompson on 015394 39718 or by emailing volunteering@brathay.org.uk

Anyone wishing to make a donation to support Brathay’s work can visit:

https://www.brathay.org.uk/appeal/transforminglives or text ‘MARA26’, £the amount and send it to 70070.

For information about Brathay Trust’s 10 anniversary Windermere Marathon, 10in10 and Family Fun Day on Sunday 22 May (9am to 4pm) please visit: https://www.brathay.org.uk/event-information

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Media invite: Friday 13 May, 10am

News Release: Runners start 260 mile fundraising challenge for Lakes youth charity – 10 laps of Lake Windermere: 10 marathons in 10 days. Friday 13 to Sunday 22 May. Ambleside.

the ordinary men and women who will run 10 marathons in 10 days

Media invite: Friday 13 May, 10am – Brathay Hall, Ambleside, LA22 0HP.

Jos Naylor, 80, the event’s patron (and legendary fell runner and sheep farmer) will see 12 runners off as estate game keeper Stephen Bond fires his gun to signal the start of the 10in10.

TWELVE runners, including a former Kirkbie Kendal School head boy, an Ulverston publican and a Gran from Barrow will set off on their first marathon of 10, over 10 days, this Friday (13 May).

Their monumental challenge will see them tackle the same marathon each day – a 26.2 miles anti-clockwise lap around England’s longest lake, Windermere – finishing on Sunday 22 May.

The four women and eight men, who describe themselves as ordinary individuals, are raising money for the Ambleside based youth charity Brathay Trust. Founded 70 years ago by Kendal businessman Francis C Scott, Brathay works with 7,000 youngsters, including the most disadvantaged, helping them to turn their lives around. The 10in10, which is 10 years old this year, has raised over £1million to support the charity’s work and this year’s runners have pledged to raise a collective £80,000.

Half of the runners are tackling the 10in10 for the first time, whilst others are returning for a second, third and fourth time. Ulverston publican Paul Dewar has turned his second 10in10 into an epic 21 day challenge ‘To Hell and Back’. By the time he starts his first marathon he will have cycled 1,350 miles and swum, the day before, the 10.5 mile length of Windermere. Former Kirbie Kendal School head boy, Captain Jack Swannick – an Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – is the youngest person taking part in this year’s challenge. The 28 year old says he is the most inexperienced marathon runner out of the cohort – with some, including the oldest entrant 60 year old Jim Meta from Leeds, returning to the event for the third time.
The 10in10 is described by adventurer and extreme survival expert Bear Grylls as “an epic challenge that will require an epic strength of mind”. Only 88 people have completed it since it started in 2007.

The runners hope well-wishers will support them with a text donation MARA26 £the amount and sent to 70070. Over the years the 10in10ers have been cheered on by pupils at Hawkshead Primary school, which lies on their route, and also local residents, businesses and visitors around the course.

Anyone wanting to check up on their progress can follow the action on @BrathayRunning and facebook.com/BrathayRunning.

The runners, who live on site at Brathay Hall during their challenge, receive support from a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and experts including 20 sports therapy students from the University of Cumbria.

Brathay’s Head of Fundraising Scott Umpleby says the charity appreciates all that the runners do and said:
“These amazing people put their life on hold to train and fundraise for at least nine months. They are helped by understanding and supportive family and friends. It is a massive undertaking and ultimately it means we can work with some very vulnerable young people to help them turn their lives around.”

The Brathay 10in10 begins on Friday 13 May and ends on Sunday 22 May to coincide with the Brathay Windermere Marathon, Half Marathon, Junior Races and Family Fun Day. For more information please visit https://www.brathay.org.uk/marathon-welcome.

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Image shows 11 of the 12 10in10ers: L-R – Adrian Brooks, Jim Meta, Karen Hurrell, Helen McLoughlin, Jack Swannick, Jonathan Carter, Donna Fitzpatrick, Roby Byrne, Chris Renton, Sonja Foster, Paul Dewar (not shown is Malc Collins).
Notes to editors – runner details –
Adrian Brooks (37) from Newcastle. Specialist nurse in child and adolescent mental health. First 10in10.
Rob Byrne (29) from Gosport, Hampshire. Works at a builders’ merchant. First 10in10.
Jonathan Carter (39) from Keighley, West Yorkshire. Senior Charge Nurse and Emergency Nurse Practitioner in an Accident and Emergency Department in the Yorkshire Dales. First 10in10.
Malcolm Collins (47) from Leigh, Greater Manchester. Works in the family business. Returning for his 4th 10in10.
Paul Dewar (50) from Ulverston. Publican. Returning for his 2nd 10in10.
Donna Fitzpatrick (46) from Maidstone, Kent. Mum. First 10in10.
Sonja Foster (46) from Barrow. Fitness instructor and coach. Returning for her 2nd 10in10.
Karen Hurrell (52) from Rainham, Essex. Legal PA working in the City. Returning for her 4th 10in10
Jim Meta (60) from Leeds. Retired. Returning for his 3rd 10in10.
Helen McLoughlin (39) from Grimsby. Midwife. First 10in10.
Chris Renton (51) from Melrose, Scotland. Bus driver. Returning for his 3rd 10in10.
Jack Swannick (28) from the Lakes, an Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. First 10in10.