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School hockey teams puts best foot forward for parkrun in King's Lynn


By Lynn News Reporter


Members of a West Norfolk school’s hockey teams put their best feet forward on Saturday when they took part in a sponsored parkrun in Lynn.

Marshland High School’s Pink Ladies teams took on the 5k run to raise funds for both the school’s PE department and the Pelicans Hockey Club’s new club house.

Pupils from Marshland High School Hockey Teams taking party in the King's Lynn Park Run iao of Charity, with them is Paul Swinburne.. (2806967)
Pupils from Marshland High School Hockey Teams taking party in the King's Lynn Park Run iao of Charity, with them is Paul Swinburne.. (2806967)

Paul Swinburn, head of PE at the school, said the Pelicans Hockey Club have been providing free facilities for the district’s schools to access and to take part in inter-district hockey matches.

“As this generous gesture has happened for around 15 years now the Marshland girls got together and decided to ‘give a little back’ and help to raise some money for their cause,” he added.

A total of 18 girls met early on Saturday morning and completed the parkrun with Mr Swinburn, who is also a current Pelicans player and coach.

“Many of these girls also play for Pelicans or other local clubs, and, with a smile on their face, all beat me,” Mr Swinburn said.

“The event was so friendly and well-run by the parkrun staff, welcoming us all and chatting and cheering as we completed the run.

“Many of the girls have now got the running bug and will continue to support the King’s Lynn parkrun in future runs.”

The girls are pictured above with Mr Swinburn. MLNF-18PM06173



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