RUNNERS are limbering up ahead of the Solihull Half Marathon on Sunday (April 7).
Hundreds of fitness fanatics and fundraisers will be taking on the 13.1mile course through the borough’s streets to support the events chosen charity, Solihull’s Marie Curie Hospice.
Marie Curie nurse Angela Evans will be heading to the start line at Blythe Valley Park before heading out through Shirley, Cheswick Green and Hockley Heath.
Angela said: “I’ve been training for fitness since January this year, as I’ve had some time off to recover from my brain surgery last year.
“I asked my trainer if he thought I could do a half marathon and he said yes I’d do it no problem.
“Last weekend I ran nine miles with my trainer without stopping and it was brilliant.
“I do love running so this is a good opportunity to do a half marathon and raise some money for Marie Curie at the same time.
“I’m looking forward to it. Everyone at Marie Curie is supporting me and lots of people have sponsored me here as well.
“I see first-hand the amazing work the Hospice does caring for people with terminal illness and I know they can’t provide this without the support of the public through events such as this.”
For more or to donate to Angela visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/angela-evans33
There will be measures put in place along Kineton Lane and Illshaw Heath Road for around 20 minutes during the event.
There are still some spaces left for this year’s half marathon.
Registration costs £27, however for those running in aid of the Marsh Lane hospice it will cost £10 if they pledge to raise a minimum of £100.
To find out about marshalling or helping on the hospice’s information stand contact Amy McNuaghton-Brown on 0121 703 3635 or email [email protected]