Beverley Specsavers has pledged its support to a local athletics club as it heads into its 25th year.

Silver anniversary year

Specsavers in Beverley is supporting Beverley Athletics Club during its silver anniversary year, a momentous occasion for store director Jeremy Beesly who has been a club member for over four years.

The store was the main sponsor of the Walkington 10k on the Friday 14 July. As an official sponsor of the race, run by Beverley Athletics Club, the Specsavers store on Toll Gavel has provided sponsored shirts complete with Specsavers logo to be handed out following the race.

Fantastic popular event

Rob Reid, Chairman of Beverley AC, said: ‘We are delighted to have Specsavers as sponsors of the Walkington 10k road race. This support is fantastic news for the club as it enables us to invest in new traffic management signage and fund traffic management training for our members who volunteer at this and many other local events.

'It's fantastic having such a well-known national brand supporting the race and it means that the club can carry on promoting well-managed, popular events locally, drawing people in from a wide area.

‘All runners in the 10k will receive a technical running shirt at the end of the race with the Specsavers logo featuring prominently: we look forward to seeing hundreds of Specsavers t-shirts running round East Yorkshire in the future!’

Challenging race

Rob adds: ‘The Walkington 10k follows an undulating route out of the village and features several long climbs before reaching Little Weighton at the bottom of a long, speedy downhill mile; then it winds its way back to the finish on Walkington playing field.

'This is a challenging race but it has become a firm favourite in the local sporting calendar and we look forward to greeting runners old and new.’

Store director, Jeremy Beesley, says: ‘The team at Beverley Specsavers is really pleased to be able to sponsor causes and clubs local to Beverley, and we’d really encourage those of all sporting levels to take part.

‘I’ve been a member of Beverley AC for a few years and was lucky to be given a club place running the London Marathon last year, so I’m really happy to be able to give something back and support this brilliant local event.’

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