Plaistow running club in nine month charity feat

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 24hour@eerr.org.uk or visit www.eerr.org.uk/newham-24hour-non-stop-relay.