Wrap up and run in Sheffield park

Centenarian marathon runner, Fauja Singh, is calling on local people in Sheffield to don their trainers and sign up to Age UK's Wrap Up and Run 10k
Centenarian marathon runner, Fauja Singh, is calling on local people in Sheffield to don their trainers and sign up to Age UK's Wrap Up and Run 10k
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A great-grandfather who became the oldest man ever to run a marathon, aged 100, is urging Sheffielders to lace up their trainers and take part in a charity run.

The Wrap Up and Run 10k will happen in Graves Park on March 30 in aid of Age UK, which helps vulnerable elderly people, and centenarian Fauja Singh is encouraging people to register.

Fauja ran a full marathon in Toronto three years ago, and took part in the London Marathon soon afterwards.

“My running career and still being physically active has not only brought me great pride but also changed my life,” said the pensioner, who lives in London.

“Taking time to exercise is really important for health and wellbeing.”

Lydia Curran, head of events at Age UK, added: “Taking on the 10k or 2k challenge is the ideal way to kickstart being more active and improving fitness while also helping to raise vital funds.”

Wrap Up and Run is part of a national series of 10k and 2k events taking place in March and April to suit different levels of fitness and ability.

The 10k costs £18 to enter, while the 2k costs £6 for individuals to enter, or £10 for two people. Visit www.ageuk.org.uk/10k to register.