A local amateur runner is busy preparing for the Preston Guild Half Marathon.

Tony Tudor, a Sales Executive, is preparing with a mixture of early morning, and weekend runs, although, as he commented, ‘ The early mornings are a challenge, trying to fit a worthwhile run in before work’.

Tony is raising money for the The Children’s Society by running the 13 mile Preston course on 28th October. The Children’s Society helps children of all faiths and none, including children at risk on the streets, disabled children, young refugees, young carers, or those within the youth justice system. Through it’s lobbying and research the Society seeks to influence child protection policy and perceptions at all levels so young people have a better chance in life.

The last competitive event Tony entered was the Wilmslow Half Marathon, in March, when he raised funds for Holy Trinity Church Choir. Previously Tony has run the London Marathon, and Windermere Marathon raising over £3,000 for British Heart Foundation, and the Brathay Trust. This time, despite austere times, he is hoping people will give as much as they can.

‘Hopefully, when people think of the good work done by the Children’s Society, they will contribute generously, and take advantage of Gift Aid, which enables any donations to be boosted to the tune of 25p in the pound’, he said.

As far as progress in training is concerned, Tony is on track, commenting, ‘I have done 11 miles twice, which was hard work. I might have to do the last couple from memory! I’m just hoping to avoid injury now before the big day’.

Tony has set up a web page at

www.justgiving.com/ttudor, for sponsorship, or he can be contacted on 07545 906039.


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