As people from near and far were running the Shrewsbury 10k, Shropshire man Nathan Rous also took part – thousands of miles away in Canada. Nathan entered the race as part of a team to raise money for the Steve Newman Blue Sky Foundation, a charity set up in honour of a good friend died from leukaemia in November 2017 aged just 50.
The race was originally supposed to be held in March but had to be postponed due to snow. When Nathan realised the race would now be held while he was on a family holiday to Canada, he set about finding a way to join in from afar. Nathan, who runs a Much Wenlock PR firm, explains, “When I realised the rescheduled race would clash with my holiday, I was initially disappointed as I thought I’d have to miss it.
“But then I realised I could still run it, just a few thousand miles away from everyone else in the team!”
Nathan’s unique Shrewsbury 10k route took him along the Wild Pacific Trail, which winds its way around the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. To donate to the Steve Newman Blue Sky Foundation visit Just Giving.