Worcestershire supporter Steve Morris received the R.A.B.I West Midlands regional award for his outstanding 70 mile run in honour of his 70th birthday, which raised £7,777.77.
Steve collected the award from Stuart Roberts, NFU vice president, at the awards ceremony in Oxfordshire.
Over the past 12 years, Steve has raised more than £40,000 by taking part in the Great North Run. For his 70th birthday he decided to step it up a notch and set himself the challenge of completing the 70 mile Stourport Ring Run.
While Steve had hoped to complete the challenge in three consecutive days, the intense heatwave in June meant he had to stop after 23 miles. He completed the remaining 47 miles in October.
Steve said: “I’ve spent 40 years taking money off farmers, as I run an agricultural merchanting business. About 12 years ago I decided to give a bit back, so started running to raise some money for R.A.B.I. It’s been a joy to be able to give to the charity over the years.”
This incredible 70 mile trek marks the end of Steve’s running for fundraising. He explained: “At 70 years of age I thought I ought to give my knees and hips a bit of a rest.”
Pictured above are Stuart Roberts (left) and Steve Morris. Photo by Kevin Milner.