Supporters of the Trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k fun run. Two of the five are often to be found working on the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s sites at Darnford Moors, Tamworth Road, Fosseway Heath and Summerhill. But they are now also in serious training for the run, which will be held on Sunday September 9.
One of the LHCRT team is James Millington, who has been cross country running for 25 years and competing in triathlons for the last seven years. James, from Chorley, is the current Birmingham Olympic triathlon distance age group champion and holds a world ranking in half ironman distance having previously been world-ranked for the full ironman distance. The son of LHCRT site manager Hugh, James is fundraising for the Trust’s £1million Tunnel Vision appeal, set up to pay for an essential canal tunnel under the Cross City railway line.
“This is such an important project for the Trust,” said James. “If the tunnel isn’t built at the same time as a railway bridge over the planned Southern Bypass extension, it will be so much more difficult and expensive to build it after the road is in place. “I want to see the whole canal restored because it’s an important wildlife corridor and this is a vital part.”
Also running are volunteers Chris and Harry, plus supporters Scott and Mark.
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The Lichfield 10K and Family Fun Run is one of the biggest and best sporting events in the area – Lichfield’s version of the London marathon, attracting around 1,500 entries each year, encouraging people to take up a more active lifestyle and raise funds for many local causes. The Trust has for several years assisted the 10K run by operating a watering station at Darnford Lane.
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