British athletes lend support to new EACH fundraising campaign

British athletes lend support to new EACH fundraising campaign

Apr 01, 2019

Norfolk Sports Academy’s Iona Lake and Iain Dawson, stars of the 3,000m steeplechase and paratriathlon respectively, are encouraging people to support EACH by backing our latest fundraising campaign, EACH Mile Counts.

The idea is that people take on a sporting challenge, doing it their way and in their time. It might involve swimming the length of the River Great Ouse at a community pool or running the distance of the London Marathon throughout the course of April.

We want people to track how many miles they cover on ​our website, where a ‘wall of fame’ will show who is taking part and what they are doing. There will also be a totaliser keeping track of the collective amount of miles covered. ​We're hoping to see it hit at least 5,000 as the charity offers its free care and support to children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across an area of approximately 5,000 square miles.

Iona was the British champion in her event in 2017. Last year, she made her Commonwealth Games debut in Australia’s Gold Coast, placing eighth in the final. She would typically run at least 55 miles each week in training.

She said: “EACH Mile Counts sounds like a great campaign and I’m looking forward to getting involved and helping support EACH.”

Iain is a three-time world and three-time European paratriathlon champion. He was a cyclist before taking up triathlon and represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics. Iain varies his training depending on what events he has coming up, but typically swims six miles, runs 25-30 miles and cycles 100 miles each week.

He says: “I’m delighted to be able to support EACH. Every mile covered will mean vital support being raised.”

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