A WOMAN from Wellington is set to take part in a charity run in memory of her "fit and healthy" husband who died after a fatal stroke. 

Sue Musgrove, 55, is taking on the Stroke Association’s Resolution Run on Sunday, February 25, alongside her daughter Alice, 28, in memory of her husband, whose death was a total shock to the family. 

Sue’s husband, Ian, sadly had a fatal stroke in 2015 aged just 50.

Ms Musgrove said: “Ian’s stroke was a huge shock.

"He was so fit and healthy. We were always in awe of all his sporting achievements: the week before his stroke, he’d just completed a cycle ride from London to Paris.

"We miss him dearly, and not a day goes by where he’s not in our thoughts.

“It means so much to me and my family to not only raise money, but also awareness about stroke.

"We chose to raise funds for the Stroke Association because of the incredible work the charity does to support people affected by this devastating condition.

"Ian is our inspiration. We know he’ll be with us on the day to make sure that we get to the finish line.”

The charity run takes place at Escot Park, Devon, on Sunday 25 February.

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Ian on one of his many cycle rides. 

Alice said: “As a family we’ve always enjoyed keeping fit. Now, when we take part in any cycling or running events it’s always with Ian in mind.

"I’m really excited to take part in the Stroke Association’s Resolution Run with mum.

"My twin sister, Sarah, will be in the crowd with my son, Franklin, cheering us on as we make our way round the park.”

Jen Robinson-Slater, community and events fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “A Resolution Run is exactly that – a resolution for the New Year that counts. It's the ideal event for people who want to do something fun together, while getting more active in 2018.

“Every five minutes in the UK, someone’s life is turned upside down by stroke. By signing up to a Resolution Run, each runner will help us do so much more to support stroke survivors and their families as they rebuild their lives.

"We’re thrilled Sue and Alice are taking part. We’re looking forward to cheering her on alongside our other participants as she makes their way through the park.”

The charity says at least half of strokes could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control, eating healthily and taking regular exercise. The money raised through the Resolution Run will help the Stroke Association to fund vital research and support people affected by stroke in the South West.

Entry fee is £16. All runners receive a technical running t-shirt and medal.

For more information about entering or volunteering at the Resolution Run, visit www.stroke.org.uk/resolution or email resolution@stroke.org.uk or call 0300 330 0740.

To donate to Sue or Alice visit justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-rimes-bowen or justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-rimes