Local runner Chris Ash has signed up to run next year’s London Marathon, raising funds for Worcester Community Trust!

His training is underway, having completed last month’s Worcester 10K in just 54 minutes. A keen runner, Chris has run regularly since his early 30s.

“Over the last ten years I have been gradually running more and more. I’ve found that getting out and running regularly has not only improved my general fitness, but it has also had such a positive impact on my mental health.

“I have previously completed 10k runs and half marathons, but this year I wanted to set myself the challenge of running a full marathon.

“When I got offered a place from the London Marathon ballot, I immediately knew I wanted to use the opportunity to raise funds for Worcester Community Trust. My partner Ceri is the Wellbeing Services Manager for the Trust, so I see firsthand the amazing impact the charity has on people in the local area every day. The funds I raise will be split between the charity’s wellbeing services and its construction training centre The Building Block, which does amazing work to offer courses to people who want to upskill in the local community. Working in the construction industry myself, I am keen to help support the centre in any way I can.

“I’m so grateful to my employers Kier Construction who are supporting me all the way, and have agreed to match fund the first £200 I raise.”

Chris, we are so grateful that you have chosen to raise funds for us and we wish you the best of luck with your training!

If you would like to sponsor Chris, you can visit his Just Giving page here.

Photo: Chris Ash completing the Worcester 10k in September this year.