On your marks, get set, GO!

On your marks, get set, GO!

On Sunday, Selly Manor hosted the St Mary’s Hospice Chocolate 5K run. Not only did we open our doors to lots of runners but Selly Manor had their own team of runners ready to take part. The team was made up of Gillian (Heritage Manager), Daniel (Museum Manager), Joseph, Robert, Isaac (Daniel’s children), Mary (Education and Events Officer) and Tia (Learning Assistant).

We set off running up Maple Road together in the sunshine before we all split up. For some of us, this was a walk in the park. Daniel is an expert runner having done 3 marathons and 10 half marathons, Gillian has done the couch to 5k and Tia has been training during the evening. Mary has never run before and doesn’t even run to catch the train or bus so this was totally out of her comfort zone.

All us ran the distance and made it over the finish line to receive our medals. As we had earned a well deserved break we met up at Selly Manor and enjoyed our cup of gooey chocolate.

We all had an absolutely brilliant time and we can’t wait to put on our running shoes again!