Athletics ‘runs’ in the Neild family

There is no stopping the Neild family, from Swinton, after they all caught the running bug.

By News Team on March 12, 2020

Belinda was first out of the blocks by running to raise funds for St Ann’s Hospice where her mum Joyce Bolton died of cancer in 2011.

Daughter Lucia Belle (12) is also a member of Salford Met Athletics Club and husband Stephen has just completed his first 10k.

We all love running and see the benefits through a healthier lifestyle. Belinda Neild

Steve will join her in a half marathon in Leeds in May, shortly after Belinda competes in marathons in Bolton and Manchester.

Belinda, an art and design teacher at Fred Longworth High School, Tyldesley, applies her creative skills to her outfits.

She dressed as a red crayon for last year’s London marathon, earning a place in the Guinness World Record as the fastest female as a ‘stationery item.’

The Bolton race on Sunday, May 17, is billed as a ‘back from the 80s marathon’ so Belinda will enter into the spirit dressed as a Rubik’s Cube.

She has raised almost £8,000 for St Ann’s in Little Hulton which also treated her late father-in-law Kevin Neild and auntie Sandra McStravick.

She carried a memory flag bearing the names of lost loved ones at the London marathon in 2018.

St Ann's has touched so many people and the staff there do an amazing job and I always want to give something back. They focus on patients but recognise it’s also a difficult time for relatives, carers and friends and provide support for them too. Belinda Neild

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