Deputy mayor to run GEAR 10k in fancy robes and chains

Councillor Jim Moriarty, deputy mayor of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, is taking part in the Grand Ea

Councillor Jim Moriarty, deputy mayor of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, is taking part in the Grand East Anglian Run to raise money for charity. Picture: Alan Miller - Credit: Alan Miller

Runners will once again descend on the streets of King's Lynn for the Great East Anglian Run (GEAR) and the town's deputy mayor will be joining them.

Councillor Jim Moriarty, deputy mayor of King's Lynn and West Norfolk, will being joining thousands others on the GEAR 10k run on Sunday, May 6.

Mr Moriarty is raising money for the Mayor's Charity Fund, which is supporting homeless charity The Purfleet Trust and One To One Project.

GEAR will be Mr Moriarty's first long-distance run since 1983, and after suffering a setback recently he is determined to tackle the race and raise as much money as possible.

Mr 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.


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'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 Mr Moriarty, donate by cheque made payable to 'The Mayor's Charity Fund' to the Civics Office at Lynn Town Hall, or visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/james-moriarty.

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