2016 gets off to a fantastic start

The Run Birmingham community had a fantastic start to 2016, at Ley Hill Park for the Great Run Local on Saturday 2nd January.

The Run Birmingham community had a fantastic start to 2016, at Ley Hill Park for the Great Run Local on Saturday 2nd January.

Not only was there a superb turnout of runners, but everyone¬†put in a fantastic effort. Yes, it was muddy. Yes, the course was hilly. Yes, the weather wasn’t appealing. But each and every runner who took part gave it their all and were rightly proud of themselves!

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The team warm-up was a fantastic ice breaker!

Enthusiastically and brilliantly¬†lead by volunteer Kevin Oakes, the event began with a sociable group warm up. Suddenly, the cold wasn’t quite as unbearable and people seemed ready to go!

Samson smiled his way round the 2k
Samson smiled his way round the 2k

The fantastic group spirit which developed was epitomised by the run of 5-year old Samson. Sliding his way through the mud with the company of his family, he summed up everything that running is about.

Great Run Local returns to Ley Hill Park every Saturday. Arrive at Holloway Hall at 9.15, for a team warm up before the run kicks off at 9.30am.

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