Marathon challenge kicks off
PUBLISHED: 21:00 30 May 2014
THIS is the determined bunch which has pledged to take on not one, but seven marathons - one after the other - to raise cash for seven charities.
Jason Smith, Darren Abbotts, Rachel Smith and Gareth Starr took off from Weston’s Grand Pier on Monday ready to face an ultimate test of fitness of seven marathons in seven days.
The team will be raising cash for Weston RNLI, the Children’s Hospice South West, The Alzheimer’s Society, The Lullaby Trust, The Motor Neurone Disease Association, The MPS Society and Weston Hospicecare.
The runners took on the first marathon from Weston to Bristol, for the RNLI, then ran from Bristol to Bath for the children’s hospice and then from Glastonbury for The Motor Neurone Disease Association yesterday.
The challenge will then go from Glastonbury to Taunton in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society and from Taunton back to Weston for The Lullaby Trust.
On Saturday Jason, Gareth, Rachel and Darren will run to Wells, from Weston, to raise cash for The MPS Society and will finish the challenge in Uphill, for the hospice.
To make a donation or to find out more about the seven marathons in seven days challenge visit www.jasonsmith.me.uk