Over £1,500 raised for TAMBA so far
Former Shrewsbury Town captain Andrew Tretton, these days a commercial sales executive at the Greenhous Meadow, successfully completed the Great North Run - raising £1,517 in the process.
Andrew and wife Dawn ran the established race in aid of TAMBA, the twins and multiple births association, pounding the streets of the north east for 13 miles earlier this month.
They are parents of twins, three and a half year old Grace and Jake, while the couple, who live in Shrewsbury, also have a seven-year-old son Ethan.
"TAMBA is a charity set up by parents and interested professionals," said Andrew, who was Town captain when the club completed the Great Escape at Exeter City in 2000.
"We've got twins but for parents who have higher multiples, triplets and higher, it can really be a financial challenge.
"There are also medical problems that can arise so we were keen to support the association."
Former defender Andrew, 35, who also played under Graham Turner at Hereford United and for Accrington Stanley, clocked 1.56.19 for the run and Dawn completed the course in 2:24:26.
He added: "It was tough, a lot harder than we thought it would be. We were both carrying niggles from training so we were both pleased with our times.
"More importantly, we managed to raise a lot of money for a good cause and we would like to thank everyone who has kindly donated. It is much appreciated."
You can still sponsor Andrew and Dawn by visiting www.justgiving.com-dawnandandrewtretton
Andrew was not the only Shrewsbury Town staff member to take part for Ian Ashton, bar manager at the Greenhous Meadow, also took part in the Great North Run.
Running with his girlfriend Ellie Jones, from Kent, they raised just under £1,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation.
Ian, 28, clocked an impressive 1.46.15 and Ellie got home an hour later.
"I found it quite comfortable," said Ian. "I didn't do any training towards it but I play football two or three times a week so that helped."
Donations can still be made to the Make A Wish Foundation by visiting www.justgiving.com/ellieandashton