RUN on time for St Michael’s Hospice

This May, a Hereford garage will be taking a little time off from keeping the county's vehicles on the road, when they instead help runners take to the streets in a bid to beat their personal bests.

This May, a Hereford garage will be taking a little time off from keeping the county’s vehicles on the road, when they instead help runners take to the streets in a bid to beat their personal bests.
Thanks to Darren and Beth Gibbons, St Michael’s Hospice RUN Hereford event on Sunday 10th May 2020 will be supported by a team of pace runners wearing brightly coloured t-shirts emblazed with target finish times.
Managing Director of Easy Garage Darren Gibbons has sponsored the t-shirts and organised the rabbit runners for the Half Marathon and 10k road races.
Darren, who has paced The Great North Run amongst others will be wearing the 2-hour (2.00) t-shirt for the Half Marathon said, ‘Runners love pacers because they know exactly when they’re going to finish. This means it’s vital that pacers know how to run a constant and accurate time throughout the whole race.
RUN Hereford Director Matt Ashcroft said, ‘We are thrilled that Easy Garage are supporting the event. Their involvement is going to make the day much more rewarding for the finishers.
‘By dropping in behind a pacer means runners will have one less thing to worry about, giving them a much better chance of completing the course in their target time.’
Darren’s wife and business partner Beth Gibbons will also be taking part in the event when she takes on the challenge of completing her first half marathon in memory of her mum and dad who both needed Hospice care at the end of their lives. ‘Both Darren and I have witnessed the amazing care provided by staff at St Michael’s Hospice. In 2017, Darren helped to raise over £5,000 for St Michael’s so I thought it was time I also supported a much-loved local charity.’
Runners can sign up for all the RUN Hereford events at www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk
Those taking part in the Half Marathon will benefit from 1.30, 1.45, 2.00, 2.15 and 2.30 pacers, while the 10K will have runners pacing 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60-minute times.