April 8, 2016

Ruth’s midlife challenge


The account below gives the story of how Ruth Hill, who works in Public Health for Dudley Council decided to get fit and raise money for a local charity. Currently she has raised over £2000 and has one of her challenges still to do. Most recently she completed a 244 km cycle ride from London to Paris.

“At the start of 2014, I  set myself a new year’s resolution to participate in  several challenges over the year to try and get ‘fit’ as well as raise as funds for Mary Stevens Hospice.   I chose Mary Stevens Hospice as not only did they care for my dad and a colleague in their last stages of life, I felt it was very important to support local charities.

So to date, I have completed the Wolf Run, a 10k obstacle course, the 10k Wyre Forest Run, 5K Colour Run and then last week the 244 mile cycle ride from London to Paris over 3 days.   I also organised a big charity evening at Hagley Cricket Club which was supported by the band Cover Up.  I have one last challenge to do which is the Birmingham Half Marathon in October.

The link to my JUst Giving page is:    https://www.justgiving.com/Ruth-Hill23/ which also gives a bit more information on ‘my story’ ”.