Lee Stopford a runner from Stroud and District Athletic club romped home in one hour, 11 minutes and 51 seconds to win the Stroud Half Marathon today.
The 39th Stroud half marathon started and finished on the Cainscross Road, adjacent to Marling School field and MP Siobhan Baillie joined hundreds of others today to complete the Stroud half marathon.
The Stroud MP ran the race to help raise funds for a new Rush skatepark after a primary school pupil asked her to take the issue up with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
“I continue to be struck by what a positive effect Rush Skatepark had on young people all over Stroud, the Valleys and Vale,” said Siobhan.
“Hearing the pupil mention it along with many letters and emails I have received at my Stroud office made up my mind that it was time I got my trainers on to show young people we have not given up hope of a new park.
“I do like to run but working seven days a week and being a mum to a toddler has limited training. I am determined to do it but it’s probably going to be quite slow.”
Siobhan now has a Crowdfunder page at : https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/siobhan-baillie-stroud-half-marathon so people can sponsor her in aid of Friends of Rush Skatepark.