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The UK press manufacturer will contribute to the training expenses of Stuart Robinson, production manager at Douglas Storrie Labels, to support his bid to try and gain the Commonwealth Games qualifying marathon time.
Robinson has had a strong start to 2013, recording a personal best at the Inskip half marathon in Preston, Lancashire at the start of the year, where he won the race and in doing so set a new course record of 1:08:25. He has also gained selection for Lancashire in the Intercounties in March, which doubles up as the World X-country trials.
Stuart has also recently competed in the Seville marathon, where he ran 26 miles in 2.22.09 and finished 13th out of 7,500 competitors.
The Commonwealth Games, which is held every four years, is an international, multi-sporting event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations, and will be hosted by Glasgow, Scotland in 2014, before heading to Australia in 2018.
Robinson said: ‘It will take a lot of hard work, commitment and many miles on the road but I am 100 percent committed.
‘The help from Edale is really appreciated and takes away some of the financial burden in trying to achieve this time – I go through a lot of trainers running 130 miles a week.'