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Remarkable Progress

28 September 2012

Hundreds of runners will be taking part in the Nottingham Half Marathon this Sunday...

Hundreds of runners will be taking part in the Nottingham Half Marathon this Sunday including a number of fans wearing the famous black and white stripes.

One of the more inspirational stories comes from supporter Stephen Shepherd who lost his sight, but will still be running with Notts Football In The Community Health and Fitness Coach Craig Stewart, as a guide.

Craig told the Official Site: “Stephen lost his sight when he developed diabetes. Last year he had a life saving kidney and pancreas transplant.

“Steve is a massive Notts County fan and contacted me back in January as he wanted to get train for the half marathon and asked if I could help.

“I have trained regularly with Steve and he has made remarkable progress in the last 12 months from being on death's door to running on Sunday. He has recently turned 60 and is an inspiration for transplantees, the visually impaired and pretty much everyone else.”

The pair will be running for Guidedogs UK and The Blind Veterans as Steve has previously served in the Army. You can sponsor them by visiting:

Another fan who will be taking part is Matthew Barnes. He told the Official Site: “I am running for Parkinsons UK. 

“My wife's grandfathers both suffered from the disease, so I like to try and raise money for them each year. I have been training on and off for about a year and a half and I can’t wait now for the weekend.”

You can sponsor Matthew by visiting:

If you are taking part this Sunday please get in touch via our Facebook and Twitter Pages. Good Luck!

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