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​Stroke Association urges runners in Hagley to make a resolution that counts

Press Release   •   Feb 09, 2016 12:06 GMT

The Stroke Association and the Rotary are encouraging people to make a pledge which counts, and take part in a 5k or 10k Resolution Run on 13 March 2016 at Hagley Hall in Stourbridge.

The event is one of 29 fundraising Resolution Runs taking place across the UK this spring. Runners will be able to take in views of the beautiful estate at Hagley Park which is undergoing a major restoration to reinstate the park’s former glories, all while helping to conquer stroke.

The event is being supported by Clent Hills Rotary Club and Hagley Rotary Club, who are helping to raise awareness and organise the run.

Katrin Winstanley, Events Manager at the Stroke Association, said: “Many New Year’s Resolutions focus on improving our health by stopping smoking, eating lots of fruit and vegetables or joining a gym. The Resolution Run at Hagley Hall is the ideal event for people in Worcestershire who have made a New Year's resolution to get more active.

“The events are open to all ages and abilities, and participants can run, jog or walk the routes. We’ll also provide a full training guide to help keep Resolution Runners on track every step of the way.

“We’re very thankful to Lord Cobham of Hagley Hall for allowing us to use the beautiful estate, and to Clent Hills Rotary Club and Hagley Rotary Club, who have been a tremendous support in organising the day.”

At least half of strokes could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control and exercising more. The money raised through the Resolution Run will help the Stroke Association to fund vital research and help support people affected by stroke in the West Midlands.

Entry fee is just £15. All runners receive a running top and medal. For more information about entering or volunteering at the Resolution Run, visit www.stroke.org.uk/resolution or email resolution@stroke.org.uk. For more information about Hagley Hall, visit http://www.hagleypark.com.

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk