Fifty's the magic number for Eastbourne runner Ros

Run Wednesdays have been supporting marathon runner Ros Wilkins as she takes on an endurance challenge in aid of Cancer Research.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:00 pm
Run Wednesdays members have been out supporting Ros
Run Wednesdays members have been out supporting Ros

She is celebrating her 50th birthday year by running 50 loops of The Hollow at the base of the South Downs Way.

At a time when many sporting events have been cancelled or postponed, Rosalind created an opportunity to take on a new challenge and raise money for a charity important to her family and many others at Run Wednesdays.

She started running at school with the cross country running team. Over the years she has competed in local 10k and half marathon events, going on to complete the Beachy Head marathon twice in recent years.

Ros Wilkins is marking her 50th birthday with a special running fundraiser

Despite several pauses to her running progress, including recovering from injury after a car accident and later suffering from a stress fracture in her hip, Ros has continued to be an active member of Female Run Wednesdays.

Ros said: “The main reasons I like running are fitness, the people I meet and the buzz you get from achieving your goals along the way.

“I like to pick one race per year to raise funds for charity, but this year needed to create my own. I have so far raised more than £1,000 for charity.”

If you would like to donate to Cancer Research, you can go to the link at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roz50at50

Other Run Wednesdays runners supporting Ros have included Jade Da Silva, Sam Crompton, Dawn Bamworth, Danny Garbett, Janice Gillam, Evelyn Griffiths, Sharon Knight, Janice Gillam and Kevin Moulding.

If you are interested in starting running as part of your daily exercise regime and would like to some friendly support and advice, check out the Run Wednesdays Facebook and Instagram pages.

“Running is great for your mental health and agility,” added Ros. Runs take place throughout the week, including female and child sessions.