An unlikely pair will be taking on the Bourton 10k later this month to raise money for a specialist school.

Felix Thompson, 15, and running buddy Neil Teague, 58, will take on the popular road race to raise money for The Milestone School, where Felix has been a pupil for the last decade.

Felix was born with a genetic condition affecting his physical and cognitive development and mostly gets around with the help of his wheelchair.

Neil will be behind him all the way, pushing Felix as they join hundreds of runners on the morning of Sunday, February 27.

“Training is still tough. Every little incline feels like a mountain, and we have to navigate the potholes,” Neil said.

“But every time we go a little bit further and I think I’m getting stronger – although ask Felix and he’ll give you a big smile and tell you I’m always feeling knackered!”

The race will be no mean feat for Neil either.

The former tree surgeon has spent the past six years battling back to fitness after a surviving a horrific car crash in 2015 which left him with a shattered pelvis, broken ribs and 12 months later needing a hip replacement.

Neil started to regain his fitness through cycling with the support of his wife Pauline – an NHS nurse and GB age-group triathlete – before taking his first tentative steps back running last year.

He has also gotten back into gardening, which is how he got to know Felix and his family.

The pair have been training three times a week since the turn of the year with the Captain America wheelchair’s flashing lights becoming a common sight for local residents.

The plan is for Neil to push most of the way, but Felix will push his chair down the home stretch as they cross the finishing line.

“Felix loves being part of this village and enjoys being included,” said his mum Catherine.

“Give them a shout out if you see them!”

All the money raised will go to The Friends of The Milestone School, the charity which supports the specialist school which provides education for 320 children with various learning difficulties and autism.

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