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EMPIRE RACE: Croxley councillor takes part in mega marathon in New York

 Published on: 4th December 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Croxley councillor has run his second marathon this year, this time travelling to New York City.

Councillor Chris Lloyd, who is both a district and county councillor, is an avid runner and previously completed the Edinburgh Marathon in May, as well as regularly taking part in local weekly parkruns.

He has also raced in Moor Park’s annual 10km race and the Royal Parks Half Marathon as part of his training for the New York event.

Despite suffering a number of injuries this year – and facing temperatures of 24 degrees on the day – cllr Lloyd completed the marathon on November 6.

On his fundraising page, cllr Lloyd said: “Yesterday was the hottest New York Marathon. I am grateful to have finished and not need medical attention. Thank you all so much for your support. It has been amazing.”

Through these challenges, cllr Lloyd has been raising money for Tearfund, a global charity working to end poverty and injustice in third world countries.

He said: “The expenditure required by many African nations on combating climate change will reduce the amount of money they have available for healthcare work with children on a daily basis.
“The thought of children going so hungry that they’re too weak to play makes me very sad and motivates me to do what I can to help.”

To donate to Chris’ ongoing fundraiser, visit his JustGiving page.

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