'Walk or run yourself proud' – Fairlands Valley Spartans to host Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile as Herts police officer attempts 24-hour challenge
PUBLISHED: 13:01 25 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:01 25 January 2016
The spirit of Sport Relief will be returning to Stevenage this year, with one Herts police officer going the extra mile for the cause.
Organisers have now confirmed the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be held in the town for the second time and will be hosted by running club Fairlands Valley Spartans.
The mile event will take place at Ridlins End running track, while three and six-mile courses will also incorporate the surrounding park.
Spartans member John Nelms, an officer at Herts police, will be taking on the epic challenge of completing 100 miles on the running track within 24 hours. James Kilroy from the Spartans said: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Stevenage is here and it’s your time to walk or run yourself proud.
“From little ones with their mums and dads, to runners up against the clock there’s something for everyone to make themselves feel proud on this special day.
“Additionally I am super pleased to accommodate John’s amazing 24 hour challenge and will be on-site throughout to support John.
“I encourage anyone wishing to help in some way to get in touch with me via our Facebook page and I wish John every success during his training over the next four weeks.”
The event takes place on Sunday, March 20, with John setting off at 10am the day before.