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CHARITY CHALLENGE: Rickmansworth man completing half marathon for Women’s Aid

 Published on: 30th March 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man from Rickmansworth has set himself the challenge of running a half marathon in under two hours tomorrow (Wednesday, March 31), to raise women for the charity Women’s Aid.

Sean Mac Sherry, who lives in West Hyde, originally planned to run the distance of 21km to challenge himself and test his limits.

He said that considering the tragic death of Sarah Everard and increased awareness about harassment of women, he wanted to do something positive and raise £250 for a women’s charity by running a half marathon.

Sean told RICKYNews: “Women’s equality is something I feel strongly about and I thought, I wish there was something I could do, even something small and positive. So, I decided to turn this into a fundraiser.

Sean will begin his route in West Hyde, run through Rickmansworth, Croxley Green, Watford, along Ebury Way and back into Rickmansworth along the canal. He said it will be a huge challenge as his previous longest run is 11km.

Sean said on his GoFundMe page: “Attempting a half marathon is probably going to be one of the toughest challenges I’ve ever set myself and if you do decide to be generous and donate anything you can then the support will honestly help me massively to conquer this mountain I’ve put in front of me.”

To donate to Sean’s fundraising page visit: gofund.me/28149d5e

 

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