Jamie and co blaze a trail for cause close to youngster’s heart
A KIND-HEARTED teenager took on a cross country running challenge inspired by his grandmother.
Jamie Hargreaves, 13, from Poynton, ran the legendary Gritstone Grind, a 36-mile trek from Disley to Kidsgrove.
He completed the run in 10 hours – two hours ahead of schedule.
Jamie, who attends Poynton High School, is aiming to raise as much money as he can for the Alzheimer’s Society as his gran suffers from the condition.
Jamie was joined by his dad, Phill Hargreaves, while his mum Ali drove the support vehicle.
And in the last few miles Jamie’s uncle Gerard and cousin Charlie ran with the duo to help them to the finish line.
Ali said: “We are both very, very proud of Jamie. It is quite an achievement for a boy his age.
“They set off at Disley train station at 8.30am and trekked to White Nancy, Teggs nose and down from The cloud. Uncle Gerard and cousin Charlie helped them at the end when dad’s knees gave in, finishing at Kidsgrove train station at 6.30pm.”
So far Jamie has raised £1,065, twice his initial target.
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
●● Jamie Hargreaves with dad Phill and cousin Charlie
●● Jamie and Phill pass White Nancy
●● Ready for the off