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Deputy mayor is GEARed up to run!

Cllr Jim Moriarty, deputy mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk in 2017/18 holding his GEAR race number and running shoes, dressed in his mayoral robes.

Published: Thursday, 26th April 2018

Cllr Jim Moriarty, deputy mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, is taking part in the Grand East Anglian Run to raise money for charity.

The Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR) is a 10k run staged by Run For All in partnership with Alive Leisure and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, and is one of the highlights of the town’s programme of summer events. This year it is on Sunday 6 May, beginning at 10:45am in the Tuesday Market Place.

Cllr Moriarty is raising money for the Mayor’s Charity Fund, which is supporting The Purfleet Trust and One To One Project during 2017/18.

GEAR will be Cllr Moriarty’s first long-distance run since 1983, and his training has suffered a setback recently, but he is determined to tackle the race and raise as much money as possible.

Cllr Moriarty said: “My training was going slowly but steadily, and then the snow came, making it difficult to get out on the roads. And then I developed shingles! But I’m determined to overcome these obstacles and complete GEAR, even if I do it more slowly than I’d hoped. I’m raising money for two wonderful charities, so I hope as many people as possible will sponsor me, and come along on the day to cheer me on. I’ll be running in a fancy dress mayoral outfit and a gold chain, so I’ll be easy to spot!”

To support Cllr Moriarty, donate by cheque made payable to ‘The Mayor’s Charity Fund’ and drop it off at the Civics Office at King's Lynn Town Hall, or visit Cllr Moriarty's JustGiving page.

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