Teenager to take on leg­endary Grit­stone Grind to help gran

Macclesfield Express - - SUTTON SHOW -

A BRAVE teenager is tak­ing on a cross coun­try run­ning chal­lenge inspired by his grand­mother.

Jamie Har­g­reaves, 13, from Poyn­ton, is run­ning the leg­endary Grit­stone Grind, a 36-mile trek from Dis­ley to Kids­grove.

His chal­lenge is to com­plete the run in 12 hours.

Jamie, who at­tends Poyn­ton High School, is aim­ing to raise as much money as he can for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety as his suf­feres from the con­di­tion.

Jamie won’t be tak­ing on the se­ri­ous chal­lenge alone. He will be joined by his dad, Phill Har­g­reaves.

His proud mum Ali will be driv­ing the sup­port ve­hi­cle, keep­ing them fu­elled up and giv­ing them plenty of en­cour­age­ment.

Ali said: “Jamie is re­ally look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge. He has been train­ing all sum­mer long for this event.

“His dad is run­ning with him and has found it hard to keep up some­times dur­ing train­ing.

“Orig­i­nally, he wanted to run the Coast to Coast, but we man­aged to scale it down to the Grit­stone way. I am sure he will run the Coast to Coast one day.”

The Grit­stone Trail is renowned for some of the most stun­ning ridge walks and views over Cheshire.

Jamie is ask­ing for those who can spare a few pounds to spon­sor him.

Do­nate via www. gofundme.com/yvbrmw.

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