24th Oct, 2016

Pete one of many to tackle Evesham 10K

Evesham Editorial 11th Jul, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A BADSEY man is set to continue on his road to recovery by taking part in the Evesham Vale 10k race.

Pete Dunderdale will join hundreds of fellow runners and fund-raisers to take part in the popular event, which starts at 10.30am on Sunday (July 13).

The 34-year-old is determined to beat his own personal fitness battle and has lost eight stone in the last three years after taking part in a series fund-raising activities.

Pete, who was diagnosed with the heart condition Cardiomyopathy last year, climbed Ben Nevis in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2011 and cycled 50 miles for the British Heart Foundation in April 2012.

The family man previously weighed 24 stone and struggled with the descent of the mountain due to osteoarthritis in his knees.

“This was a huge wake up call and the kick start I needed in my weight loss journey.” he said.

“My next event on July 13 is my first running event, the Evesham 10k which I am really looking forward to, although a little


“I plan to join Evesham Vale Running Club this year, as I will have more free time during the summer and less commitments,

and join them on many Monday night runs.

“I am really looking forward to see what the future holds for me and my family as the weight loss has enabled me to do more than I ever could before.”

Race director Robert Hale added: “It is great to see Pete running and we really welcome runners of all abilities.

“It is a great race around a beautiful town and everyone will be sure of a warm welcome.

“We have four Fun Runs for the children starting just before noon. These are really good races, two of them at 500 metres for

the younger children and two at a mile for the older ones.

“These are really popular, and every runner will get a certificate and a goody bag.”

The 10k race is sponsored by Run Stuff, Birdseye Sports, and the children’s fun suns by Subway.

Proceeds from the race go to the Bell Tower appeal and more information on the event can be found at