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Worsley runner gears up for New York marathon

Runner Stephen Carr is aiming for a unique treble by completing some of the world’s most iconic races as a tribute to lost family and friends.

The 40-year-old took part in the Great North Run in Newcastle on September 13 and has now set his sights on marathons in New York in November and London in April.

Steve is hoping to raise £3,000 for St Ann’s Hospice which cared for his late mother-in-law Sue Foster, a teaching assistant from Stretford, who was a patient there two years ago.

Stephen, from Worsley, said: “The Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the world while London and New York are also iconic races. I love going to New York and it’ll be nice to go round the city with no traffic on the road.

“There are lots of great charities but I wanted to raise money for a cause which is close to my heart and my home and that is St Ann’s. My mother-in-law spent four weeks in there and they were absolutely superb with my wife Debbie and her family.”

Stephen, a director at Worsley-based Footprint Recruitment which specialises in the construction industry, is no stranger to long distance running. “I gave up smoking three years ago and have run a few marathons, though very slowly and am now running between 30 and 50 miles per week as part of my training.”

To donate to Steve’s fundraising go to justgiving.com/Stephen-Carr8

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