Family atmosphere at challenging run

The Chatsworth 10K run to raise money for The Helen's Trust...The Start
The Chatsworth 10K run to raise money for The Helen's Trust...The Start
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Hundreds of people ran in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House to help raise money for people with terminal illnesses.

One group taking part in the challenging 10K race flew in from Germany for the Derbyshire event, with teams from Birkdale School in Sheffield also present.

In total 700 people completed the undulating course at the stately home, which started off with an uphill climb of around four kilometres.

The Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish, started the Chatsworth 10k and the Duchess of Devonshire presented the prizes.

Money raised will boost the coffers of the charity Helen’s Trust, which is based in Bakewell and helps people with terminal illnesses stay in their own homes rather than having to go into hospices.

Lucinda White, event director, said: “It was a success and we had perfect weather for the run.

“There was a great sense of a family feel to it.

“We had people come over all the way from Germany specifically for the event and they thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The Duchess of Devonshire, Amanda Cavendish, is the president of Helen’s Trust.