Two fathers from Crosby have set themselves the ultimate challenge to highlight the issue of children being healthy. Steve Turner and Louie Farrell will be running the full length of the Liverpool – Leeds canal over just two days to raise funds for St Nicholas CE Primary School, Blundellsands. The school wants to build its own all-weather running track to encourage its pupils to get outdoors and be active.
Steve and Louie will start their impressive 135 mile run on Thursday 21 st June from St Nicholas CE Primary School. Infantry Regiment, The Rifles of the British Army – where Louie is currently a serving Army Sergeant Major - will join children and staff to send Louie and Steve on their way. Everyone will run the first mile of the challenge around the distance of the school’s field where the track is set to be built. Steve and Louie will head to the Liver Buildings and then the canal path to begin the full distance.
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