Injured businessman goes over the hill for the hospice

A ROTHERHAM businessman recovering from injury is swapping Welsh mountains for hills a little closer to home in a bid to raise money for a hospice.

Ian Chester, managing director of Yorkshire Windows in Rotherham, was set to compete in the 2022 Rat Race Man Vs Mountain event, which would have taken him to the top of Snowdon, in support of St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield.

When a serious foot injury put him out of action, all his fundraising plans were put on hold.

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Now 46-year-old Ian is training again and ready to take on the 2023 Sheffield Half-Marathon to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

“It would actually have been the third time I had done the Man Vs Mountain event,” he said, “but it became very clear that I simply wasn’t in shape to get to the top of Snowdon, which is a real challenge for runners.

“I’ve been forced to take things easy for a few months, but I’m getting back into training gradually and am confident that I’ll be ready for the half marathon on March 26 next year.

“It might not be quite a spectacular as Snowdon but all runners know that Sheffield’s hills present their own challenges.”

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Ian, a veteran on the London Marathon and the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon in Leeds, added: “Knowing that I’m doing the half marathon for St Luke’s Hospice really is the best motivation of all to get fit again.”

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