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Glenn Hill

Glenn's Marathon Challenge for Autism West Midlands

Seven races including my first Marathon for Autism West Midlands because of the support they are giving to our family

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Autism West Midlands

We support people with autism to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives

Charity Registration No. 517077

Story

In September 2016 our son George (8) was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (specifically Asperger's Syndrome). In the years leading up to this diagnosis my wife Caroline and I have at times felt overwhelmed by it all. Thankfully we found Autism West Midlands who have been able to provide invaluable support and guidance to us. 

As some of you will know, In recent years I have taken up running, mainly to improve my fitness, and this has led me to take part in a couple of 10Ks and Half Marathons. Not long after George's diagnosis I saw that the inaugural Birmingham International Marathon was being advertised for October 2017, so perhaps in a moment of madness or blind optimism I decided to sign up!! Running my first Marathon in aid of Autism West Midlands then seemed the obvious choice. Over Christmas this idea developed when I saw that the Great Birmingham 10K took place in April. This then got me thinking about taking part in a series of runs from April to October to promote the charity across the West Midlands which has led me to this challenge. The running order (quite literally!) is:

  • April 30th - Great Birmingham 10K
  • May 7th - Crowle Gunpowder Plot 10K
  • June 18th - Shrewsbury Half Marathon
  • July 1st - Bromsgrove Timberhonger 10K
  • August - On holiday :-)
  • September 17th - Worcester City Half Marathon
  • October 1st - Cheltenham Half Marathon
  • October 15th - Birmingham International Marathon

Wish me luck! :-)

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