A SOLIHULL rugby player is preparing to tackle a different challenge by running the Edinburgh Marathon in May.
Simon Tansley, aged 39, will be joining a team of over 80 runners to raise £40,000 for Parkinson’s UK.
Simon hopes to collect over £1,000 for the charity by running the iconic 26.2 mile course in Edinburgh, on Sunday May 27.
Simon, a first XV and country player with Camp Hill RFC for over 20 years, decided to run for Parkinson’s UK after his mother was diagnosed with the condition.
He said: “Sufferers face a daily battle with increasing tiredness, loss of confidence and mobility issues. I know from looking at mom that they also face this battle with courage, resilience and a hope that one day a cure will be found.”
Simon’s sponsorship website is www.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonTansley.
To find out more about Parkinson’s UK running events visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/running or call the events team on 020 7932 1342.