Runners to go the distance for CSF
Fundraisers looking to raise funds to support those in need across Norfolk
Local fundraisers, Lee Wicks and Phil Wright are raising money for the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) next month by taking part in the Manchester Marathon and Brighton Marathon respectively.
The pair (pictured right) are looking to raise much needed funds to continue to support disabled and disadvantaged people throughout Norfolk.
First time marathon runner and CSF employee, Lee has worked on various CSF kids course programmes throughout his time at the charity including the Disability Soccer Skill Centres.
“I wanted to run for a charity I had a connection with; I’ve worked at CSF for a number of years and have seen first hand the impact the Foundation has had on children and many people’s lives.
“The physical preparation has been really tough but I have enjoyed learning about becoming healthier and the training has really helped to change my lifestyle for the better.
“It will be the best feeling to have my family and friends cheering me on, on the day.”
The Manchester Marathon is back for the seventh year on the 2nd April and over 15,000 runners are set to run along the course, finishing up outside the Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Phil Wright, Contract Manager at Riverside Leisure Centre (RLC) has fundraised for the Foundation previously, taking part in various events such as the Coastal Walk Challenge and the ZipWire.
He explained what his motivation has been to take on the 26-mile challenge in Brighton:
“Riverside Leisure Centre have worked with CSF for a number of years and we have achieved lots of great things together. The Foundation is very close to my heart and it’s great to see the money invested into the charity helping so many people across the county.
“Brighton is also a very special place to me, I’m very excited to run through the city I grew up in and have my family down there supporting me.”
Brighton Marathon starts with a loop of Preston Park and then takes in the sites of the city centre; challengers will finish up on the seafront by Brighton Pier.
Show your support for Lee and Phil with a donation:
Have you thought about running for the Foundation? We have a number of CSF Run Norwich charity places available. To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story added: 20 Mar 2017