Sporting spirit from Tessa Sanderson

Olympic gold medalist Tessa Sanderson was in Wolverhampton for a fun run to raise money for the renovation of a landmark leisure centre.

But only a handful of fundraisers turned up for the run, which was held to raise money for the revamp of Heath Town Baths.

Tessa, aged 56, who won a gold medal in the javelin event at the 1984 Olympics, travelled up from London especially for the 5k run in Heath Town Park but at one point there were as many marshals and St John’s Ambulance volunteers as runners.

She admitted the turnout of fewer than 15 was “disappointing” but said that anything that raised awareness was welcome.