Runner supports Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester City Runs Half Marathon 2024

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Steve Ennis is the Managing Director at Business Doctors. For the past 16 years, Steve has worked with a wide range of business owners across the UK but, based in Worcester, has always passionate about his local community.

Steve took on the Worcester City Runs Half Marathon in 2023 in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice and wants to do the same in 2024, and encourage even more runners to take on the challenge and support local children and families. As the official charity partner of Worcester City Runs 2024, we are spotlighting the amazing efforts of runners participating next year on behalf of Acorns.

Why have you chosen to fundraise for Acorns Children’s Hospice?

I had the privilege of touring Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester earlier in May 2023. I was completely struck by the level of care and support every resident and their families received.

What was your favourite part of Worcester City Runs 2023?

I met a guy called Richard from mile 11 onwards! We got chatting and agreed we ought to have trained more. A nice banter was a good distraction over the last few miles, thanks Richard!

What are your best tips for those taking part in Worcester City Runs 2024?

It’s simple – do a training schedule for the three months before the big day and I guarantee anyone can do it. There’s any variety of schedules you can get off the internet at the click of a button.

What keeps you motivated to train?

I didn’t train properly!  I will next year as our group of runners, all running for Acorns Children’s Hospice, are going to train together. From March 2024 we will meet each Wednesday at the racecourse and will be supported by two running gurus, Ryan Sneddon of Worcester Physiotherapy Clinic and Dr Dave Bird from Malvern who is a running coach and came third in the Edinburgh Marathon a few years back.

What would you say to other runners thinking of taking on Worcester City Runs 2024 for Acorns Children’s Hospice?

Just think of it as giving up two or three hours on a Sunday morning that might otherwise pass you by and do something that will help raise vital funds for a great charity. You will be amazed how big a buzz it will give you when you finish!

If you’d like to take part in Worcester City Runs on 15th September 2024 in aid of Acorns Children’s Hopsice, contact

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