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Coast to Coast 2013

January 16, 2013 |

It’s that time of year again when the chosen year 10 students from Wolverhampton Grammar get in training for the Coast to Coast challenge which takes place in May. They have attended an evening in store, where the students received advice on the correct trainers to be wearing for their running style. Another addition to the evening was a presentation from Science In Sport (SIS) giving some samples of the energy bars and also telling of the benefits of nutrition on such arduous events.

The event itself is a relay challenging run where last year they covered nearly 170 miles in just over 26 hours. The route itself started from Cumbria’s most western point running through the lake district, Yorkshire dales, North York Moors and ending in Robin Hood Bay. The students will all be doing a 16 week training programme to prepare themselves for the challenge ahead. Within the 16 weeks this includes training up to seven times a week and in some instances three sessions in a single day!

Last years event was another successful fundraising year as they managed to raise a total of £5,362 which was split evenly between the two chosen charities which were Autism West Midlands and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Here at Ron Flowers Sports, we wish James Millichamp (master in charge) help staff and those competing, the best of luck on the challenge and hope it’s as successful as previous years.

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