Please put your hands together for Walking With The Wounded’s Great Birmingham Half Marathon team led by wounded veteran Duncan Slater.
- Stephen Adie – 2 hrs 6 mins
- Simon Webster – 2 hrs 15 mins
- Toby Little – 1 hr 49 mins
- Dave Reading – 2 hr 2 mins
- Sally Orange – 2 hrs 27 mins
- Rebecca Mayhew – 2 hrs 31 mins
- Duncan Slater – 2 hrs 9 mins
They took on the biggest half marathon in the Midlands alongside 20,000 runners and did themselves proud while also collectively raising much needed funds to support vulnerable veterans to reintegrate into society and back into independence and employment.
Special mentions to Toby for both being the fastest home from the team as well as the highest fundraiser with nearly £600 and counting; to Sally for running as a pineapple (as you do) and to Dave for “warming up” for his epic Land’s End to John O’Groats run next April.
The route took them through Birmingham City Centre past the Bullring, Cadbury World in Bournville and Edgbaston cricket ground before finishing on Broad Street in the heart of the city.
Duncan became the first double leg amputee to ski to the South Pole as part of WWTW’s South Pole Allied Challenge in 2013 and now works for the charity and was road testing a new set of ‘blades’ as part of his training to complete the Marathon des Sables in 2017.
Duncan said: “We had fantastic weather, wet and cold to begin with but it dried up and turned into a lovely day. The atmosphere was brilliant. It was a well organised race and I’d definitely do it again, not least as there were lots of free jelly babies and so many supporters out on the course. Thank you to everyone who cheered us on.”
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