This April, local athlete and Shrewsbury AC member Paul Jones became the 6th fastest Vet50 marathoner in British history. His time of 2:30:48 at the Cheshire Elite Marathon was also a lifetime best, a testament to an ongoing commitment to training and improvement. Sadly, the week of the race was also marked by the passing of Paul’s father, Clive Jones, following a period of illness with cancer.
On Saturday 26 June Paul will honour the memory of his father and raise money for the Severn Hospice by attempting to run the 122.5-mile South Shropshire Way in around 24 Hours. The circular route starts and finishes in Shrewsbury at the Kingsland Bridge, and covers such Shropshire landmarks as the Wrekin, Wenlock Edge, Clee Hills, Stiperstones and the Long Mynd. These hills dominate the skyline of South Shropshire, and to tackle them all in one run gives some idea as to the scale of the challenge.
At the time of writing Paul has raised over £1,300 for the Severn Hospice. If you would like to donate, or find out more, you can find more information at the JustGiving link below:
Paul Jones training on Brown Clee.
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