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Mayor sets off half-marathon runners

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Stuart Davis, officially got the Solihull Half-Marathon underway on Sunday 8 April.

The Solihull and District Group of the Multiple Sclerosis Society were chosen by organisers KP Events as this year’s nominated charity. Over £2000 has been raised so far by those who chose to run in support of the MS Society and donations are still being received.

The Mayor said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in the race today and raised a fantastic amount of money for such a worthwhile cause.

“I must also say a big thank you to the organisers and volunteers who helped out on the day to make sure that the race went as smoothly as possible. It’s always great to see so many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners and shows the strong community spirit we have here in our borough.

“Running 13.1 miles is challenging enough so I was particularly impressed by all of those who chose to make this even more difficult for themselves by wearing fancy dress costumes!”

The first male, Chris Sharp, completed the course in 1 hour, 12 mins and 55 seconds while the first female, Susannah Gill, crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 27 mins and 39 seconds.

The event was sponsored by IM Properties and Xoserve.

To find out more about the MS Society, go to To donate, visit  



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