This Saturday, 23rd March 2012, a treadmill challenge will be set up in the town centre from 10am to 3pm by a team of runners who are taking part in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon, raising much needed funds for Headway Jersey, the brain Injury charity.
The 5 Runners taking part in this year Virgin London Marathon for Headway Jersey are Spencer Wells, Stacy Morris, Sarah Harris, Siobhan Lynch & Harry MacAlinden.
The Treadmill, which has been loaned by Good Health, will be set up in the centre of town next to BHS and a few well known faces including Housing Minister Andrew Green, Headway member Cameron Arnell and Montford Tadier will be joining the London marathon team to complete the Treadmill Challenge. The aim is to keep the Treadmill going until the team of runners complete the 26.3miles, which is the distance of each of the runner will need to complete on the course of the Virgin London Marathon.
Beth Gallichan, Fundraiser at Headway Jersey, said “All at Headway are very grateful to all the runners for taking on the challenge this Saturday, especially those who will be competing in the Virgin London Marathon. We hope that everyone rewards the efforts of the volunteers and they are able to raise much needed funds to help support local people who are affected by brain injury. Thanks also go to both 4 York St and Good Health for supporting the treadmill challenge”.
This years runners have been kindly sponsored by 4 York Street Hairdessers. In 2012 Kerry Camfield who part owns the hairdresser ran the London Marathon and had such a great experience she encouraged her part owner Stacy to take part this year.
The public are invited to cheer on the runners and encouraged to donate to those who are collecting on behalf of Headway Jersey. Chocolate the charity bear will be in the town centre from 11am in support of the runners. The total collected will go towards the £2000 that each Marathon runner has as a target to raise.