Bromsgrove doing its bit for Sport Relief

By Tristan Harris Friday 21 March 2014 Updated: 21/03 11:47

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RESIDENTS in Bromsgrove, Barnt Green and Droitwich will be doing their bit for Sport Relief this weekend.

A varity of events have been organised this Sunday (March 23).

► ONE PARTICIPANT will be doing a three mile run in style - dressed in two stone worth of chainmail.

Alan Caley who takes part in live action roleplay - medieval re-enactment - events across the country has so far raised more than £300 but is hoping to make much more.

The 47-year-old said he had been training for the three-mile run for weeks.

He added: "One baldy bloke, with a heart condition, running three miles, wearing two stone of gear, what could go wrong?

"I am really looking forward to the event - it should be a good day and hopefully I will survive it," he said.

Visit to help Alan on his mission.

Alan, along with hundreds of other Bromsgrove residents, will be completing his challenge at the town's Ryland Centre.

Participants can run, walk, jog and push pushchairs or wheelchairs around the centre’s athletics track and win a sport relief medal.

One mile runs start at 10.45am and 11am while three and six-mile runs begin at 11.30am.

Visit for more.


► ALMOST 150 people have already signed up to run or walk one, three or six miles at the event being held Millennium Park, Barnt Green.

There are still plenty of spaces left on the courses for any charityable residents who want to join the run which will take particpants around the village and even off-road past Bittel Reservoir.

Event organiser Paul MacLachlan said: "We are delighted so many people have already signed up but we want even more people to take part and make this our best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet."

One-mile runs start every 15 minutes from 12midday to 12.45pm, three mile courses begin at 12midday, 12.15pm and 12.30pm and six mile runs get underway at 12midday and 12.15pm.

Entry is £6 for adults and £3 for under 16s. Family admission for two adults and two children is £15.

Visit and enter ‘Barnt Green’ in the search box for more.


► DROITWICH residents will also be donning their running shoes for a good cause this weekend. Participants can take part in a one, three or six-mile course between 10am and 3pm at the town’s leisure centre, Briar Mill, on Sunday (March 23).

Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for children or £15 for a family.

To enter or for more information, visit and put ‘Droitwich’ in the search box.


► STAFF at the David Lloyd gym have also joined the fun and have raised £1,575 by challenging their members and their families to run, swim and cycle the distance between the company’s Aberdeen club and Exeter club in one day.

The eight hour run, swim and bike challenge took place on Saturday (March 15).

In total 78 David Lloyd Clubs across the UK took part in the event aimed at getting people to be more active, whilst raising cash and changing lives.

Andrew Day, David Lloyd Bromsgrove’s general manager, said: “It’s such an honour to be the official fitness partner of Sport Relief.

“I would like to thank all our members and team members who got involved with our fund-raising activities for this fantastic cause.

“The money raised by the public will give extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.”

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