On Sunday 11th October Rob Elkin and Andy Galbraith took to the streets of Birmingham for the EDF Energy Birmingham Half Marathon whilst Steve Foster ran the Under 8’s Panthers matches and Andy Barr ran the Under 8’s Tigers matches.

The Panthers continued their fine form in their friendly matches with a 1-1 draw against Bentley Community with Thomas scoring a superb goal after a run from the half way line.  The Panthers second friendly was against Great Barr Harriers and they came out victorious to secure their second victory in as many weeks.  The score was 4-0 with the goals coming from Billy (2), James and Charlie.

The Tigers also continued their good form with two wins out of two in their friendly matches.  The first friendly was against Wednesfield which they won 3-0, Ethan, Luke and Ryan.B with the goals and their second friendly was against Handsworth Utd, with the score a 3-0 once again, Ethan, Luke and Josh.S on the scoresheet.

So in four friendly games the Under 8’s won 3 and drew 1, scoring 11 goals and only conceding 1.  Well done boys and girls, a fantastic achievement.

The half marathon was equally as successful, with Rob and Andy running for the Geoff Thomas Foundation and raising around £500.  Rob ran in 1 hour 55 minutes and Andy ran in 2 hours 2 minutes, an excellent day had by all.

Many Thanks to all who sponsored us for this run, we really appreciate your kindness in helping us raise money for this great charity.  


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1 comment for this article:
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    Keith Hardy (Chairman)

    Well done both of you! Hey Rob, don’t forget we don’t just have boys playing for Panthers!

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