By Steve Carpenter Wednesday 14 August 2013 Updated: 14/08 18:36
TWO members of the Coventry Observer team will go head-to-head for charity next month when they take part in the Kenilworth Half Marathon.
Sports editor Steve Carpenter is taking part in his first half marathon on September 1 in a bid to raise funds for Zoe’s Place in Coventry, which helps care for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
While sales executive Wayne Lovelock, who is a more experienced runner, is running for a cause close to his heart after his wife’s sister passed away from Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Both have been training vigorously over the past few months and are hoping to raise as much money as possible for their respective charities.
Wayne’s progress has been halted due to a foot injury which almost ended his chances of participating.
“I have found the past couple of months very frustrating,” said Wayne.
“Thankfully the treatment offered by Tim Metford at the Acupuncture Clinic in Finham (acupunctureclinic.co.uk) really helped and he soon got me back up and running.
“Now I’m back on my feet the next challenge is to get fit in time not only for the Kenilworth Half Marathon but also the BUPA Great North Run at the end of September.”
Paul Smith at PT90 fitness camp (pt90.co.uk) has been helping both Wayne and Steve not only with their fitness but he has also supplied a nutritional plan for the pair.