Our Ian's Marathon Effort for Charity - with Jellybeans

13 February 2017

Ian And Collymore

First Choice Group’s very own Steve Austin is out to show he’s worth more than one-in-six million as he gets on his marks for charity. Parts-Centre Operative, Ian Gould, intends to be better, stronger and faster than he’s been before when he lines-up in this year’s Stafford Half Marathon on Sunday 19 March.

Ian, who took on the 10km Chasewater Challenge for Diabetes UK in September, will be running in the 21.1km event to raise money for Old Tree Nursery; First Choice Group’s nominated charity for 2017. Hitting the gym five-times-a-week to ensure he’s in tip top condition for the big day, Ian is determined his training pays off.
“It’s a brilliant charity that does fantastic work to help and support vulnerable people,” he said. “That’s a great motivator for me to raise as much money as I can for everyone at Old Tree Nursery.”

The 43-year-old is putting himself through a punishing, if novel regime so that he crosses the finish line in triumph.
“I’m running on the treadmills at the gym and have some Jellybeans on the machine as an incentive, they keep me going! he added. “At times I’ve got Stan Collymore running next to me so that gets my competitive adrenalin pumping.”

First Choice Group colleagues who would like to support Ian on his half-marathon adventure can sponsor him to complete the 13 and a quarter mile test.

Sponsor forms, for those who would like to donate to the cause, are with Ian in the warehouse, Steve Sharma in marketing and Simon Dace in sales.

Published : 13 February 2017 17:09