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Kathy Ling

12970832_961357813948093_6320429143071721585_oKathy Ling has been a member of the Shropshire M.M.O.C since it began 40 years ago, she first discovered Morris Minors when she went on her first date with now husband of 50 years. She remembers the date clearly; having to push a broken down Morris Minor up Coleport Bank in high heels.

In 2000 there was a push for people to do something different, Kathy had always wanted to do a London Marathon. So she took up running and has now been running for 16 years.

When she first started Kathy joined the Wrekin Road Runners and competed in her first run in Wolverhampton with getting lost (29mile), 3 marathons’ all together. Next she went on to the Berlin Run with Wreckin Road Runners which was a 6hr plus run but the people were vey supportive and the atmosphere was great. Kathy also went on to do a London Marathon, a midnight run around Norway, Moscow and St Peters which happened to be her favorite thus far and not stopping there she went on to Reykjavik and did 3 races in one day (impressive).

At 65 she did 3 triathlons but kept falling off the bike due to inner ear problems but that didn’t stop her; she went on to do the Ben Nevis Marathon at -3, which Kathy said “ I wont be doing that again”, this was from Morecombe bay to Grains over sands.

On Kathy’s 70th she had done 124 races over 12 months, her favorite being the More Care Challenge which was a ½ marathon across four different rivers. Kathy informs us that her next run is at the Faroe Islands, which is also a ½ Marathon.

Not forgetting in June Kathy will be running another ½ marathon in June to help raise money for Matthew Cooper who is a 11 year old boy from Telford who during the summer holidays last year became suddenly ill and taken to hospital. Which they later found cancerous tumors on his brain and spine. Matt had major surgery at Birmingham Children Hospital but due to complications suffered strokes, which has left him paralyzed, unable to breathe for himself or talk. Matthew has been there ever since and won’t be allowed home until his house is suitable for his needs. So if you would like to help bring Matthew and his parents get back home then you can sponsor Kathy Ling on her run at the following link.




Classic Cars

‘Biggest-ever classic car sale at The Silverstone Classic from the 23-26 July’

Silverstone Auctions will be holding their biggest-ever classic car sale at The Silverstone Classic from the 23-26 July

‘They have compiled over 130 lots of premium modern and classic road and race cars of all eras, as well as motorbikes, luxury lifestyle goods and automotive memorabilia – there is something for everyone.

The two-day road car sale will see a variety of high quality low-mileage and single-ownership cars, as well as beautifully restored cars, barn-find restoration projects and some of the most iconic supercars – all of which will be going under the hammer on 25-26 July.

Accompanying the two-day sale will be a stand-alone competition car-only auction, the first sale of its kind offered by Silverstone Auctions. Driven by the unprecedented growth and
popularity of historic racing cars, Silverstone Auctions are proud to present an exclusive catalogue of nearly 40 entries, including championship-winning competition cars driven by
world-famous motoring legends’

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Morris Minor

Minor Times ~ Can you really fall in love with a car?

Here’s an interesting article from The Minor Times – asking the question

‘Can you really fall in love with a car?’

“Can a car really leave such an indelible mark that it changes your live forever? Yes, I believe it can. I’m now 45, and still head over heels in love with this quintessential British car. I guess this passion is incurable and I will take it to the grave! – Steven Parker

Click here to read the whole article

Minor Times Article