Team effort by Kettering Harriers to run 874 miles in less than 24 hours

Josh Cara, youth athlete representative for Kettering Town Harriers

Josh Cara, youth athlete representative for Kettering Town Harriers

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A group of athletes are preparing to run the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats in less than 24 hours, and they won’t even have to leave Kettering to do it.

Members of Kettering Town Harriers have set themselves the challenge of running 874 miles, the equivalent of 33 consecutive marathons, in a day to raise money for two separate causes.

But they won’t need to leave the town and it will be a team effort as more than 70 athletes contribute to the total distance by running around their own track at Thurston Drive in Kettering.

The fundraiser will help support the club’s development fund which aims to improve the quality of training for all at the club by providing money for training camps, online booking for events and new flood lighting, which is sorely needed during the dark winter evenings.

The run will also be raising money for Cransley Hospice in Kettering.

Josh Cara, youth athlete representative for Kettering Town Harriers, said: “Cransley Hospice provides palliative care services for the population of North Northamptonshire.

“It is a vital local institution entirely funded by charitable donations and is greatly appreciative of any support.

“We are hoping to raise over three thousand pounds in sponsorship for these causes.”

The run is set to take place on August 1.

Anyone who would like to donate can go to the JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Kettering-Town-Harriers-Lands-End-to-John-O-Groats-Challenge or write a cheque made payable to Kettering Town Harriers and send it to Kettering Town Harriers, PO Box 7669, Kettering, NN16 6LH.

For more information about Cransley Hospice and its work go to www.cransleyhospice.org.uk.