Clevedon charity marathon in memory of Damien Feely

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By Prue_Reid | Tuesday, November 06, 2012, 15:57

PEOPLE are being urged to pull on their running shoes for a marathon and 10k race in Clevedon to raise money for charity.

The race is on Saturday, December 15, from the Crab Apple pub at Millcross and will raise money for St Peter's Hospice.

The fundraiser is organised by Barney Feely in memory of his brother Damien. 

This year's event will be the sixth year running people will take to the streets to raise the charity cash.

Damien Feely, who was well-known and popular in the town, died in 2007 aged just 32, following a short battle with cancer.

His brother Barney, 35,  is hoping this year's will be the most successful yet.

All proceeds will go to St Peter's Hospice, the only adult hospice in the Bristol area caring for people with incurable illnesses.

The run will start from the pub and continue across the moors through Kingston Seymour and back to Clevedon.

This year a 10k race is again being incorporated for those who don't want to tackle the half marathon.

The running events will be followed by an afternoon of pub games from 3pm including pool and darts competitions and a quiz.

Barney said:  "We are 'one race a year' runners so nobody will feel out of place, it could be the ideal opportunity for someone who has always wanted to try a 10k or half marathon as a personal challenge, whether riding, running or by any other means."

Anyone interested in taking part can call Barney on 0781 668 1022 or email barneyfeely@yahoo.co.uk, where they can get sponsorship forms and find out about getting a St Peter's Hospice t-shirt.

 If no sponsorship is raised then the entry fee for the 10k and half marathon is £10.

The race starts at 9.30am but people should arrive at 9am to register, collect their t-shirts and join in a warm up.

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