FORMER Craven Herald editor Matt Cornish will be running a half marathon on March 24 to raise money for the hospice that cared for his mother.

Matt, 42, who is now an account manager at AKA PR in High Corn Mill, Skipton, is running the Hastings Half Marathon in memory of his mum Chris Glasspool who died of cancer in January last year.

He will be joined by a group of family and friends with all money raised going to St Michael’s Hospice in Hastings which provided excellent care for his mother.

Matt: “Although it’s not a huge distance, anyone who knows me will probably raise an eyebrow at this as I’m not exactly athletic. I’m also known at my cricket club (Skipton CI) for being rather injury-prone. I can confirm that training has been a real challenge and incredibly painful at times.

“An added difficulty – particularly for first timers like myself – is that the first four miles of the Hastings Half are uphill.”

He added: “However, motivation hasn’t been a problem – the staff at St Michael’s were superb during a very difficult time for us, but like most hospices rely solely on donations to function.”

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