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Runners get helping hand.

A SPORTS therapist is taking the hands-on approach to help a group of charity runners.

Simon Hunter has offered his professional massage services to all those taking part in this year's Great North Run for the Butterwick Hospice.

The 37-year-old dad-of-two, who lives in Hartlepool and runs his own company Body Balance, will wait at the finishing line for the tired troupe, ready to work his magic on their aching muscles.

"I met Diane Williamson from the hospice through Stockton Chiropractic Clinic where I work once a week and she asked if I would help out," he said. "I'm not a runner but I'll help anybody who wants it at the end of the run."

The Butterwick runners include Chris Howitt, 48, from Darlington, who is among a group members from Business Network International.

Chris is hoping to raise over pounds 300 by completing the half-marathon and anyone who would like to sponsor him can contact him on 01325 463888.

Over 60 places are still available for anyone wishing to take part for the hospice.

For more information call the fundraising office on 01642 628930.


MASSAGE: Simon Hunter goes to work on Chris Howitt Picture by DAVE CHARNLEY
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2008
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