A COUPLE of mega-marathon runners are calling on residents to get behind them in their Woking leg of a seven-day 700km fundraiser.
From Saturday, September 6, Joe Williams and Jeff Weigh will be running seven ultra-marathons in as many days, and are appealing to the nation to run a 10km stage with them to break their 1 million-metre target.
With both being keen running enthusiasts, they decided to make their efforts count by raising money for charity. Their aim is to raise £35,000 for their two chosen organisations: Epilepsy Research UK and the Dame Kelly Homes Trust.
On Wednesday, September 10 they will run a 10km circular route in Woking, starting and ending at the KT12 1QW postcode, with the action getting underway at 9.15am.
Joe is running for Epilepsy Research UK as his son, Harry, has a rare and devastating type of condition called West Syndrome.
As Joe says: “The work that Epilepsy Research UK undertakes gives people like my little boy a chance in life.
“I am so grateful for organisations like this and want to fundraise so they can continue to find new medicines to give others in the future the chance to live a full life – like we all deserve to do.”
Jeff is raising funds for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, whose mission is to get young lives back on track by using world-class athletes to help mentor them.