Home run for Yeltz fans!

By David Watters

Halesowen Town

A team of fund-raising Yeltz fans helped raise thousands of pounds for charity on Sunday morning in the Bostin Black Country Run.

More than 600 runners turned out in the annual 10K road race and 5K fun run around Halesowen's town centre with the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League's supporters, pictured, proudly completing both in their replica shirts.

The First Division South outfit congratulated their fans for making sure the town's club was well represented for the second successive year. "Thanks to all those who arranged the event and making it such a success and congratulations to those who took part," said a Yeltz spokesman.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Halesowen and Rowley Regis, the event's races were started by Halesowen’s European kick-boxing champion Simon Akufo. The fun run was taking place for the second time and according to organisers, was the biggest yet. Rotarian and race organiser Alan Bowler said: "It was a great day and we’d like to thank everyone who took part or volunteered on the day."

Halesowen's fans went into Sunday's event in upbeat mood after their 3-0 home win over Brigg on Saturday and news that Kristian Green had committed to the club by signing a new contract after attracting interest from elsewhere. Since arriving in the summer, Green has been one of the club's star performers so far this season.

"It's not a surprise that he has attracted interest from other teams already but we are ecstatic that he has dedicated his immediate future to the Yeltz," said the club at the weekend.

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