Runners encouraged to sign up for team relay marathon

Runners encouraged to sign up for team relay marathon

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Lucy Golding

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Runners encouraged to sign up for team relay marathon

Purple Patch Running club is appealing for teams of 10 to sign up for their charity relay marathon in Maidenhead.

Chris Donald, who is joint director of the company with his wife Claire, is encouraging runners to take part in the race which starts and ends at 2pm in Braywick Sports Ground in Braywick Road on Sunday, June 9.

The event aims to attract teams from businesses and organisations as well as groups of friends and families.

Individuals within their teams will be required to run a 2.6 mile loop from the sports ground to Stafferton Way retail park and back again.

Chris said:  "The event really encourages team building.

"It's a good fun afternoon and there's so much camaraderie and the entire sponsorship total raised by each team will go towards their chosen charity."

The relay marathon costs £125 per team before Sunday and £150 after, the proceeds of which go towards organisation of the event.

Purple Patch Running was forced to postpone its Water of Life 10k and half marathon on Sunday (March 24) because of waterlogged trail paths.

"We didn't take this decision lightly," said Chris.

"But we felt it would have been chaos if we'd gone ahead, and if one of the runners had fallen in the river that would have been disastrous."

The course, which runs from Bisham to Henley and back along the River Thames trail paths, has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 7.

Visit www.purplepatchrunning.com for details.

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