Six of our staff took part in the annual Myton Hospice 5 mile run on March 16th 2014.

Staff ran in memory of their friend and work colleague Louise Hughes, who with great sadness, lost her fight to cancer in March 2013.

The Myton Run took place at Draycote Water in Rugby in beautiful sunshine. The race was started by Para-Olympian Mel Nicholls and first place was awarded to runner Ashley Miles who completed the course in 27 minutes.

The event attracted more than 260 runners all of whom helped in raising more than £7,500 for the Hospice.

Oliver Begley, said “The day started early but we were greeted by a warm, sunny day.

When I arrived there was a great atmosphere with a buzz of excitement for the run, and some people were dressed in fancy dress.

I ran the first 2 miles of the race quickly which made the last 3 miles more of a struggle than I would have liked. I managed to pull myself together for the last mile and I finished in 48th place with a time of 39 minutes. I was given a drink, banana and a chocolate bar and awarded with a Medal by a Myton Hospice volunteer. I then went and cheered my colleagues home.

The event was extremely well organised and I was really proud to run it in memory of Louise Hughes.”