Newham College’s first 10K run this weekend in aid of disadvantaged students

Newham 10k Run warm up last year.

Newham 10k Run warm up last year. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of runners are limbering up to run 10K this Sunday to help hard-up students continue their studies.

Newham College developed the charity to remove financial barriers to education for east London students and it has raised £70,000 since its launch last year.

Philip Badman, deputy principal, said: “We want to ensure that local people benefit from the Olympic legacy and to create a bit of magic.

“The effort runners make to shake off a few pounds will be transformed into other sorts of pounds that will help students. It’s a win-win run for everyone.”

The Newham College 10k Run will start at 8.30am before the East London Half Marathon for elite athletes on the same route from West Ham Park to the Bow Flyover and back.

Both races are organised by the Tessa Sanderson Foundation and Academy (TSFA) managed by the gold-medal winning Olympian from Stratford.

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