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Melissa York, Reporter
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Runners in Newham completed a charity challenge that took nine months to complete to get young people into sport.
The East End Road Runners, a running club based in Plaistow, undertook the Gold Challenge to run 2012km 20.12 times in 39 weeks before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Through sponsorship, the 30-strong team raised just over £3,100 for local charity StreetGames which brings sport to the doorstep of young people in disadvantaged communities across the UK.
Despite a number of set backs including bad weather and injuries, the East End Road Runners still managed to run the distance 22 times.
The club will be undertaking a 24 hour non-stop baton relay next on August 18 and 19 at the Terence Macmillan Stadium and the venture is free to join and open to everyone.
To pre-book or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eerr.org.uk/newham-24hour-non-stop-relay.