Great turn out for 7 Pools run in aid of Norman Laud Association

Sutton Park saw a great turnout of over 400 runners for the 7 Pools Run on Sunday 19 March.


Nigel Spink, former Villa Goal Keeper and Ambassador for the Norman Laud Association, stared the race, on a very windy but sunny morning.

Ian Mansell who first took part 14 years ago and had a number of runner-up finishes in the past, came in as first runner at 38 minutes.

First lady runner Debbie Walters of Birchfield Running Club crossed the line in a fabulous 41 minutes. Well done to both and all those that took part in the race, which raised well over £3K for The Norman Laud Association

Sharon McCullagh from the Norman Laud Association said.

“Can I please offer a huge thank you to all the Volunteers, Runners and especially, The Organising Committee who put an enormous amount of effort in to make the event such a great success.

“The monies raised goes such a long way to ensure that we can continue to provide a first class respite care service to our children and young adults with special needs. Meetings will soon be underway to organise the Cinder Path Run, again taking place in Sutton Park, on Sunday 22nd October. All runners, joggers, walkers please make a note in your diaries.”

In addition to the run there was a race night held at the Walmley Club on the Friday before which raised over £1,800. One of the organisation’s supporters, Danny Cox, has been doing this annually for 5 years now and with this year’s total has raised close to £8,000 for Norman Laud. Nice work Danny.