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Kelda 10k at Swinsty Reservoir pulls in record number of participants and raises over £5k for WaterAid

The annual Kelda 10k run has been hailed as a huge success after 179 runners completed the course at Swinsty Reservoir on Sunday, helping to raise £5,500 for Yorkshire Water’s charity partner, WaterAid.

It was the second time the event had been hosted at the North Yorkshire reservoir and sixth time in total.

Organised by Yorkshire Water with help from Morrison Utility Services, WB Power, Italik, Up&Running Harrogate, and EyeHart Photography, runners from inside and outside the business were able to take in the views of one of the county’s most beautiful locations and help raise money for a terrific cause.

Yorkshire Water’s Peter Bennett, head of the organising committee, said: “This year’s event was the biggest yet, with more participants and more money raised for WaterAid than in previous years. It was a fantastic day from start to finish, and we were pleased to receive lots of positive feedback from runners. Many thanks to all who attended and made the event such a great success.”

Christine Mellor, Water Industry Partnerships Manager, WaterAid said: “Huge congratulations to everyone who ran 10k around this stunning setting for WaterAid – a fantastic achievement! The money raised will help support our work improving access to clean water and decent toilets for some of the poorest people around the world, it really will help transform lives.”

Photo credit: Niki at eyehartphotography.com

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