Shakespeare run is poetry in motion for Kirsty

Kirsty Russell competed in the Shakespeare Full and Half Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon

Kirsty Russell competed in the Shakespeare Full and Half Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Dacorum & Tring AC runner Kirsty Russell was back in action at the weekend as part of a 30-strong team that took part in the Shakespeare Full and Half Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon.

As part of the Running for Noah fundraising drive, the £5,000 raised by the team contributed to a total of £80,000 needed to send four-year old Noah – who has cerebral palsy – to America for a life-changing operation that could help him to walk.

Kirsty finished the half marathon in 2:10:55, only two weeks after completing the Virgin London Marathon.

The race was an unscheduled event in her Five Races in Five Months challenge – a personal goal she’s taken on to raise money for Sands, a stillbirth and neonatal death charity that provides support for bereaved parents. The final leg of her challenge will be the BUPA London 10,000 next month.

Elsewhere, club member Michelle Ashwell ran in the Thames Towpath 10 mile run, finishing in a new personal best time of 1:32:08.