Oswestry basketball star signs up for BUPA Great North Run

Reporter:

Emily Davies

A BASKETBALLER from Oswestry is swapping the courts for the road after he signed up for the 2014 Bupa Great Birmingham Run.

Rob Wallace from the Oswestry Wizards will don his trainers and take on the half-marathon course in October in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

It’s a first for the 34-year-old, having only previously completed a 10k for the charity in May 2013 before suffering a major injury to his achilles which put an end to his basketball season.

He said: “I’ve never done anything like this before but I wanted to set myself a challenge; I’m trying to push myself.

“I’m hoping to do it in two hours; I’d be happy with that, especially coming back from injury.”

Rob is also hoping to do his best for the charity after he selected in following their support of his grandfather who was also called Robert Wallace.

“He died last September,” Rob continued, “Last time I raised £400, but this time I’m hoping to raise £500 or more.

“Fundraising is going slowly, but there’s still three months to go.”

To sponsor Rob, visit his Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Rob-Wallace-Jr

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