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Team take on 12-mile run in memory of Steve
FOUR men from the Salisbury area took on 12 miles of rugged coastal terrain in memory of football manager Steve Chalk on Saturday.
David Duggleby, Andy Willson, Jon Windows and Toz Judd ran the tough route from Tyneham village to Smugglers Inn in Osmington Mills to raise money for The Christie Charitable Fund for melanoma research in three hours and 20 minutes.
This is the third time organiser Mr Duggleby has raised money for the charity, which is linked with Factor 50.
Mr Chalk, who died of melanoma on August 8, raised awareness of skin cancer and fundraised for Factor 50 by organising Something Silly In June events. Mr Duggleby said: “Steve was my old football coach at Chalke Valley FC. I wanted to contribute in some way to the cause when he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. He was a strong character, persevering in the face of adversity with his charitable cause.”
He asked some of his old friends who he’d run adventure races with in the past to join him, and chose the south west coastal path route as his grandparents had met in Tyneham and his grandfather had guarded the coast during the Second World War.
“The run was fierce where the hills seemed to keep on relentlessly coming but we tackled each hill as it came and overcame some little hiccups. In true smuggler fashion two of us took a little detour down to the coast for the final mile and came across a shipwreck.”
At the end the Smugglers Inn fed the hungry runners and donated to the cause. So far the team has raised £260, to donate go to justgiving.com/smugglersrun.
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