News items added on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Michael Hobson latest

Michael Hobson has been busy in the run-up to the Olympics: and not only with his own training. As Head Athletics & Multi-Skills coach, he has been helping to prepare athletes for the Special Olympics Richmond.

He is also arranging an event in memory of his friend Joe Allen who died of a brain tumour last March. As Joe was such a talented 1500 metre runner, it was decided that a mile would be held in his memory. The event is to be held at Erith stadium on the 21st of March (time to be announced). Everyone is welcome to take part by running, jogging, or walking.

Funds raised will go to support paediatric brain tumour research at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, where Joe had been treated during his illness.