Going for Olympic gold for hospice

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A SCARBOROUGH runner will be lacing up his running shoes in a unique race in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice.

Andrew Kershaw, of Snainton, is one of just 5,000 people chosen to take part in The National Lottery Olympic Park Run on March 31.

Mr Kershaw will tackle the five mile course starting at the side of London’s newest landmark, the spiralling red ArcelorMittal Orbit.

During the run, he will pass the Velodrome in the Olympic Park, followed by the final leg taking him through the official athlete entrance into the Olympic Stadium itself. He will be making history by being among the first to cross the London 2012 Olympic finish line.

Mr Kershaw said: “After hearing an interview given by Lord Sebastian Coe on the radio talking about the ‘first to cross the finishing line ever in the new stadium’ event I entered the draw and was extremely lucky to be one of 5000 winners.

“I decided to run for Saint Catherine’s Hospice as they work tirelessly for the benefit of the terminally ill, as well as those whose needs lie elsewhere such as respite care.”

To sponsor Mr Kershaw contact Saint Catherine’s Hospice Fundraising Department (01723) 378406.