Everybodys On The Run - The Directory Group

Everybody's on the run

Local residents have been urged to don their running shoes and take to the hills for the inaugural Clanfield Challenge.

Nearly 150 people have already registered for the event on Sunday 22nd May, which features 1K, 5K and 12K races.

Organisers hope that 600 people will take part in the first Clanfield Challenge, which is set to be opened by Olympic hopeful Louise Damen and will include a variety of family activities.

The project has been spearheaded by volunteers Peter Garrett and Ken Finlay, chairman of the Clanfield Joggers.

Many of the runners will be taking part in aid of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA) as Ken’s wife, Chris, was diagnosed with the Parkinson’s-like neurological condition in 2013.

There is no cure for the disease, which causes slowness and balance problems, but the PSPA supports people affected by the condition while carrying out vital research.

The charity aims to raise £870,000 by 2018 to fund a PSP research network that has bases in London, Brighton, Newport and four other major UK cities.

To find out more and register for the challenge, visit www.clanfieldchallenge.co.uk 

For further information about PSP and its treatment, go to www.pspassociation.org.uk

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley