Run­ning shoes go the ex­tra miles in Ghana

The Scarborough News - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

Lo­cal run­ning club Scar­bor­ough AC has come up with a novel ap­proach to re­cy­cling run­ning shoes that are past their best by send­ing them to a Ghana­ian group. The idea was de­vised by two of the club’s run­ners, Philip Markham and Ryan Sheader, who wanted to put their old shoes to bet­ter use. Mr Markham said: “When we were of­fered the chance to link up with a run­ning club in Ghana, which con­tains many top ath­letes, we jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to help them.” Mr Sheader said: “Our do­na­tions not only help re­cy­cle our shoes and cloth­ing, but re­duces in­juries and helps the Ghana ath­letes run faster. “The am­bi­tion is to send a ship­ment twice a year and run­ners can do­nate their shoes via our club.”

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