It’s OFFICIAL. I will be running the Great Birmingham Run with an Olympic Torch.
When i was at the Newham 10K run a couple months ago, i managed to get to hold one of the Olympic torches for a picture before the start of the race. I posted the picture up on Facebook (see below) and one of my friends, who was on the London Olympic relay back in 2012, asked if i wanted to borrow hers for the Brum run, so i said yes!
As you can see, it’s big and i have no idea how i’m going to get round the distance carrying such a large heavy object. So i would encourage you to sponsor me now and we hope this will also get great media coverage for the Hibbs Lupus Trust.
As far as i know, no one has run a half marathon carrying an olympic torch for the whole distance.
Either way, it will be great!