Fast-food staff from Rothwell raise hundreds via 52-mile duathlon

Left to right: Glyn Pashley, Shae Doran, Liam Benner, Jake Siddons, Steve Goodger, Geoff Southern and MP Philip Hollobone
Left to right: Glyn Pashley, Shae Doran, Liam Benner, Jake Siddons, Steve Goodger, Geoff Southern and MP Philip Hollobone

A team of McDonald’s staff in Rothwell have raised hundreds of pounds after completing a charity duathlon between some of the chain’s restaurants in the area.

Five staff members ran three miles between the outlet on the A14 and one in Northfield Avenue, Kettering – but two of their number went a whole lot further.

Liam Benner and Jake Siddons, from McDonald's in Rothwell, have completed a 52-mile charity duathlon

Liam Benner and Jake Siddons, from McDonald's in Rothwell, have completed a 52-mile charity duathlon

Liam Benner and Jake Siddons (below) each did a total of 52 miles after cycling from Kettering to Market Harborough then running back to Rothwell.

The team as a whole raised £780 for Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, which provides free home-away-from-home accommodation for families with children in hospital.

They were seen off by local franchisee Glyn Pashley and Kettering MP Philip Hollobone.

Pictures by Richard Tester.