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Northern Media Duo take on ten mile run for charity

Published 11th Aug 2015 by Emily Prieditis

Wakefield-based member and marketing and design agency, Northern Media, is again demonstrating their commitment to helping local charities, as two members of their team prepare for the Catterick Para 10 Mile run.

The company’s sales director, Jonathan Scott, and marketing executive, Anthony Bowyer, are now in training as they prepare to battle it out on Sunday 6th September at Catterick Garrison, to help raise money for Wakefield Hospice and children’s charity Levi’s Star.

The ten mile event, in which participants will run over rough terrain, up and down hills, means that the duo are sticking to a tough training regime in order to complete the race to their own personal goals.

Jonathan Scott, said: “We as a team feel like it is really important to come together to help local charities and that’s why we collectively take part in numerous events all across the region.

“So far, my training has been going well and I have been running at every chance I get, even between leaving my networking group on a Friday morning and coming back to the office! This is a great challenge and a chance to push ourselves to the limit, but fundamentally, it’s all about the cause.

“I chose to donate my sponsorship money to Wakefield based charity Levi’s Star because I not only know the founders and have a close relationship with them, but I see the benefits the charity brings to young children with brain tumours and their families. I am just raring to go now, it’s going to be a fantastic day!”

The Northern Media team has been participating in charity sports events over recent years, with Jonathan previously taking part in the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k for the Alzheimer’s Society back in 2012, and more recently, marketing executive Carolanne Minter, who ran the York 10k for Eve’s Merton Dreams Trust last week.

Anthony Bowyer, added: “Jonathan and I are really looking forward to the challenge, but it has been difficult for me since I injured myself running at my local sports club. Thankfully though, I am now back on track, with my main challenge being able to turn my 400m speed into a 10 mile endurance.

“I decided to donate my money to Wakefield Hospice because in my experience they provide so much support to families through their time of need. It is small local charities like the hospice, and Levi’s Star, that really need the support of the local community behind them, and that’s why we put ourselves through these things, to make people aware and raise money for them.”

Both Anthony and Jonathan are looking to complete the course in less than 90 minutes.

If you would like to support Jonathan and Anthony in their run, please visit Northern Media’s JustGiving page on: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/northernmedia


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