On Sunday 28th May, 27 students and 13 members of staff from RSFC took to the streets of Manchester to run 10km in support of Rochdale and District Mind. The fundraising total has slowly been creeping up online and when added to the cash donations received in the College and through the Asda bucket collection, the runners are hoping to reach a substantial sum that can be passed over to the charity.
After meeting in the early afternoon, all students and staff ran at 3pm, with everyone who started managing to finish the race in between 45 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes.
Kainat Nafees, student at the College said: “I never thought I’d be able to run 10k without stopping, but we did it! The atmosphere was amazing and there was a real sense of togetherness after everything that has happened recently in the city.”
Jack Lyons, Teaching Assistant Co-Ordinator and another one of Sunday’s runners, said: “the atmosphere in Manchester was one of community, solidarity and defiance and this made the event an even more special and significant one to be part of. It’s fantastic to achieve a third successful year of running the Manchester 10k and to continue to support Rochdale and District Mind through our fundraising. Well done to all runners – we hope to see you all again next year!”