Thomas Hall

Solihull Moors captain Darren Carter will run the ‘SimplyHealth Great Birmingham Run’ in May it has been announced.

The skipper, 34, is said to have a keen interest in running events and sees the 6.2 mile run in Birmingham as a starting point, with ambitions to run the world famous New York marathon after retirement from the game.

Carter told the club’s official website he believes he has “another 2, 3 or 4 seasons” to play football but is keen to progress into his secret passion immediately afterwards stating he will “look to do the Great Birmingham Run half marathon and progress from there”.

The former Birmingham City man added that he has struggled to balance his desire to run and his professional football career in the past but, with the Great Birmingham run falling just out of the season, the central midfielder was free to enter the race.

All at By The NEC wish Captain Carts luck.