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The City Ground to...

22 October 2012

Meet Rowan Staszkiewicz, 27 - Forest fan, computer game player, hot chocolate lover, and serial road runner - raising money for Prostate Cancer UK by running to Forest away games.

Part 1 - The City Ground to London Road was completed on Saturday 6th October 2012. Although I'm hardly new to running, having run countless half marathons and a full marathon, this is a completely different ball game.

How did the idea come about?

As "we only had 10 men, we only had 10 men?" rang out during last week's feisty East Midlands derby, I remembered the Derby fans who flew a plane over the City Ground with a banner showing they'd beaten us with 10 men last season.

Yes, an illustration of fierce local rivalry but I also thought, an expensive venture - the cost of which could have been put to better use.

This thought inspired me to raise money that could be put to better use, for charity. So I chose The Football League's Official Charity Partner, Prostate Cancer UK and the Alzheimer's UK.

Through glorious city suburbs and across B-roads throughout the autumn and winter this season, I will be running to Forest away matches. After London Road, I hope to run to the Forest games at Leicester, Derby and Wolverhampton, and possibly a few further afield.

By the time you read this I hope to be in the Forest end at London Road with sore feet and a hot chocolate having left the City Ground on Thursday.

For all the latest news on Prostate Cancer UK, The Football League's Official Charity Partner for the 2012/13 season, please click here

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