Thursday, 21 January 2021

A to Z runners to take on half marathon

A TEAM of runners will tackle the Henley half marathon as part of a challenge to run races beginning with every letter of the alphabet.

The 11-strong Alpha Eagles will be among hundreds of runners taking part in the event on Sunday, October 12.

Team member Richard Fothergill, 34, said the challenge began with a half marathon in Amsterdam in 2009.

The runners also took part circus-themed marathon in Bordeaux dressed as clowns, stopping at vineyards en route. Mr Fothergill said: “We literally crawled over the finish line in 30 degree heat.”

Since then they have completed half marathons in Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Fence — the Lancashire village from where Mr Fothergill hails — and Geneva.Others runners have joined them as the challenge has progressed.

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