WD40s make the joints move smoothly

A group of Mums from Rickmansworth has decided to run the Watford 10k for the first time.

‘It came about at a dinner party after Christmas,’ recounts Lynn Green, 48, who is entering the race with her son Charlie, a Rickmansworth School student. ‘We started running to get fit, and now we can’t chicken out.’

The group met at Rickmansworth Park JMI School when their boys were younger. Sylvette Wood, 49, is a project accountant and runs home from her work at Watford General Hospital.  She is running with her son Gregory who is at Watford Boys’ Grammar with Jonathon, son of Pippa Kennedy, a marketing executive.

Pippa commented, ‘I worked with Watford Mencap at Baker Tilly Watford and have always wanted to raise money for them.’  

The WD40s recruited their 6 children and Labrador Otto, 6, to train with them 3 times a week. ‘The boys speed off as they don’t want to be seen running with us,’ explains Julie Black, 41, group trainer, who has run several half-marathons. Julie’s daughter Anabel will be running the 3k and her son Charlie, a Clement Danes student, the 10k with his friend Ryan, whose mother Nihara Murugapillai, 40, a nursery owner, is also taking part.

Lynn Green is a Trustee of Watford Mencap. ‘I want to raise Watford Mencap’s profile. People with a learning disability get overlooked. The staff and volunteers at Watford Mencap are dedicated, passionate people and deserve our support.’

To sponsor the WD40's go to http://www.justgiving.com/Lynn-C-Green.

To take part in the Watford 10k, register at www.watford10k.org.uk

Posted on Tuesday, 10th April 2012