12 Races in 12 Months

   By: Gareth Hughes Date: Tue 21st Feb 2012

Local man Gareth Hughes has set himself a year long challenge to participate in 12 running events for the year 2012. He’s hoping to raise as much money as possible for a local charity called Midlands Asthma and Allergy Research Association (MAARA).

Gareth, from Walton on Trent, started running last year but found he lost motivation quickly.  By choosing the MAARA as a charity to run for, he hopes this will help keep him motivated.

Not only do Gareth and his wife both suffer from mild asthma, but his three year old daughter suffers with asthma and has had several hospital visits and admissions with asthma attacks.


Gareth’s challenge started on February 5th with the 10km ‘Extreme’ race at Catton Hall. March will see him take on the Fradley 10km and the Wild Warrior 10km assault course.  Other events include the Lichfield half-Marathon in May, fell running during July and August, with the  Nottingham half-Marathon and Tissington Trail half-Marathon later on in the year.

To sponsor Gareth you can contact him via e-mail at gazhughes81@gmail.com, or go to www.charitychoice.co.uk/fundraiser/garethhughes


Everyone at Local Links would like to wish Gareth the best of luck in his challenge!