Glyn trains for non-stop charity race

A sports endurance enthusiast will raise money for Cancer Research UK while taking part in a gruelling race this year.

Supporting Cancer Research

Supporting Cancer Research


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Glyn Marston has teamed up with the Willenhall Ay We voluntary group to collect cash for their chosen charity by completing the non-stop 750km challenge.

The 52 year-old is tackling the Paris-Brest-Paris race in August on an Elliptigo bike.

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Pedal power! But not as we know it

He has crossed the line in more than 60 marathons and raised thousands of pounds for charity – now former running man Glyn Marston has taken up a new challenge.

A knee injury forced the sports fanatic to give up racing on his own legs.He explains how a failed attempt to compete at the London Marathon on stilts last year after previous efforts to use a wheelchair led him to take up the ellipitigo – a stand up cycle described as a cross trainer on wheels.

Glyn completed 65 marathons and 45 ultra-distance races, varying from 32 to 153 miles, after taking up running in 1993.

Just this summer the 52-year-old, of Willenhall, completed the Elliptigo European Championships in Aix-Les-Bains in the French Alps. He tackled a 13-mile race up Mont Revard on his stand up cycle. Of the 85 who took part only four of the competitors were English.

He completed the course in 3hrs:58mins. But it took him just 34 minutes to cruise back down the mountain on his bike – showing just how steep the climb was. He also earned ranking points in the world league table by taking part in the championships.

“It was really tough but I enjoyed it and I hope to take part next year. It’s 13 miles uphill all the way.”

“I use the elliptigo regularly. I do get quite a bit of attention. People point at it and make comments about what they think it is. It is very popular in some countries and very big in the US,” he adds.

He now plans to ride it from John O’Groats, in Scotland, to Land’s End, in Cornwall, next June in aid of the charity Cancer Research UK in support of friends and family members who have undergone the illness.

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Best of British Town 2014 Event – General Photos

A selection of photos from this years Best of British town event.

We raised a lovely £88 towards our chosen charity Cancer Research which was added to our recent Race for Life event – giving us a total of £366.00. Many thanks to local buiness’ who donated raffle prizes, inc Morrisons, Tescos, Teet Shirts and big thanks to Imperial Cakes for our super WAW Cake!

Through Willenhallaywe.co.uk, we have raised over £1100, many thanks to you all!

You can still donate be clicking on the link below –
Our Race For Life Page

Our next charity raffle with some bumper prizes will be our Christmas Town Event Sat 6th Dec – See ya there :-)

Charity Raffle raised £108 at our final public voting station!!

A massive thank to everybody who bought a raffle ticket or had a go on our sweep stake! We raised £108 in total towards our chosen charity Cancer Research which will be added to our justgiving page Click to donate.

Thank you to Sharon Hall of Willenhall Towm Football Club who donated cakes and to Ian Tildesley for the brandy!

A selection of photos of winners & prizes.

Lets all do a bit – RACE FOR LIFE 2014

We at Willenhall Ay We.co. uk are joining in this years Race for Life, West Park, 18th June, to raise more funds for our chosen charity #cancerresearch, which we do all year around.

Its a great cause and a great charity!

Race for Life

WAW Girls Race for Life Event Check here for more details or join WAW.

Our JUSTGIVING page

Recently crowned Miss Black Country, Shelley- Marie is also calling on your support –

“On Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11am I will be taking part in the Race for Life at the Walsall Arboretum to raise money for Cancer Research UK. However I won’t be running, jogging or walking it alone. I have signed up as a group, ‘Miss BC’s Girls’. My aim is to try and get as many family, friends and ladies of the Black Country as I can to join me as Miss Black Country’s Girls in the race to support Cancer Research UK. If you are interested in joining ‘Miss BC’s Girls’ then please send me a message and I will send you all the information you need to join. Come on ladies!”

Black Country Girls via Black Country Queen, Shelley-Marie Race for Life Event See for details

A Massive Thanks!

A massive thanks to all the Willenhall Business that have donated prizes to our Christmas Bumper Raffle which will be held on Saturday at Willenhall Christmas Market.
All proceeds to our chosen charity CANCER RESEARCH.

Please come along and meet us! Lots of other stalls and entertainment on.

Thank You