Glo­be­trot­ting run­ner on the go

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

A COMO res­i­dent is trav­el­ling all the way to the USA to run in the fa­mous New York City marathon to sup­port be­yond­blue.

Qan­tas Lounge Perth Air­port chef Jeremy Sims will be hang­ing up his chef’s jacket in favour of run­ning shoes when he attempts the 42km run in Novem­ber.

Sims said the idea of tak­ing part for char­ity came to him while he was trav­el­ling.

“I haven’t done a marathon be­fore, but I’ve been to New York and both times I was there I saw the marathon go­ing and thought it would be great to give it a go,” he said.

“I want to do it for be­yond­blue be­cause men­tal ill­ness is af­fect­ing more and more peo­ple and it doesn’t dis­crim­i­nate.

“Be­yond­blue is such a great cause and they do a fan­tas­tic job to help peo­ple who need it.”

Sims has al­ready at­tracted more than $6000 in do­na­tions.

“The sup­port I’ve re­ceived is fan­tas­tic. I’m not ner­vous to run it, I’m just ex­cited to ful­fil my prom­ise to all the peo­ple who have do­nated,” he said.

Sims has been hit­ting the pave­ment as early as 4.30am to sneak in a run be­fore work.

“At the mo­ment, I’m try­ing to do between 15 and 20km to build some stamina, and as we get closer to the day I’ll in­crease it,” he said.

Do­nate at be­yond­blue ny­c­marathon2016.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/jere­mysims.

Jeremy Sims will run in the New York City Marathon in sup­port of be­yond­blue.

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