‘Your Pace or Mine’ are a local friendly running group set up by Stuart Wheeler and Warren Bennett a few years ago to meet like minded locals and support new runners of any ability.
Many of the group have overcome medical problems of some sort and turned to running not just for fitness sake but for social interaction and the support that comes through new friendships.
Because of this background the group like to put back into the community and have in the past amongst others carried out a litter pick around the local streets and parks.
Their latest venture was for members to run an Ultra challenge in July, running 5km every hour for up to 24 hours in aid of 4 nominated charities which have given support to members physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
A few of the group have benefited through the cardiac rehab programme and so HEARTS & SOULS were chosen as one of the charities, the others being MIND, RENNIE GROVE and WOMENS AID, each charity receiving an equal share of the amount raised.
Hearts & Souls are grateful for this support and thank Stuart, Warren and all who took part in this gruelling challenge or raised money with a special mention to Peter Trousers who was the last man standing completing all 24 hours – an amazing feat.
The Justgiving page is still open for donations with the total standing at a creditable £1,575.00 at the time of writing, further donations can be made here.