Going for Gold in the Olympic Stadium
Date published: 12 March 2012
Radcliffe AC's Vince Ashton is Going for Gold when he sprints in the Olympic Stadium.
But it will be gold of a different kind - he hopes to raise more than £500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Vince has set himself 10 challenges and the first one will be a 100m sprint in the Olympic Stadium in London on April 1st.
After suffering illness last year which meant long periods off work when even his ability to walk was affected he is getting back to form and has decided on his challenges for a charity he says his close to his heart.
A medical devices nurse practitioner working at Bolton Hospital, one of his other big challenges will be to take part as a solo competitior in the NHS Sprint Trialthlon being held in Bolton. Vince has dabbled in triathlons and duathlons before but it better known for his efficiency in co-ordinating race results.
In six months he also intends to do a 10k race, a charity bike ride, the long jump, a table tennis event, a badminton one, learn to kayak, learn to trampoline and improve his swimming so he can do 100m front crawl.
If you would like to sponsor Vince go to 'go for gold' Vince, Radcliffe AC.
On the racing scene Rob Andrew took advantage of a lovely sunny day and a fast flat course on Sunday to do a personal best in the Trafford 10k at Partington, Manchester, clocking 41mins 06 secs.
Mark Cartwright showed he is getting back to form when took to the fells on Sunday in the tough Ian Roberts Fell Race at Marsden in West Yorkshire. He was the only one to run from the club and covered the 6.5 mile course with1,000 feet of climbing in 1hr 11mins.
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