Jezza does 26k for the 2.6 Challenge

On Sunday 3rd May, Jezza Sandford ran an incredible 26km as part of his 2.6 Challenge. But what is the 2.6 Challenge I hear you say…

In the wake of thousands of cancellations of fundraising events up and down the country, the 2.6 Challenge was born. UK charities worked together to create an event which anyone could do anywhere for the charity of their choice, providing it was at a suitable social distance and not breaking any lockdown rules. Activities ranged from running 2.6 miles to holding online workouts with 26 friends, to 26 laps around one's garden or up and down the stairs. The numbers 26 represent the date that one of the biggest charitable events of the year, the London Marathon, should have taken place, and the number of miles fundraisers would have run doing the event.

For Jezza, this challenge was a welcome event, following the postponement of his 'Year of Running' fundraising event for Heads On. He reached his target of £1,000, and wants to put this money to the Heads On Run Club fund. Jezza runs the group in Worthing, Haywards Heath, Crawley and Eastbourne, and although the group are currently unable to meet in person, Jezza is advising the participants with virtual running plans and keeping them updated via various WhatsApp groups and emails.

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