East Park Endurance
It’s been a busy old week here in Wolverhampton, Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint, was given the Freedom of the City of Wolverhampton on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 accompanied by Lance Corporal Derby; a ram who is the mascot of the Mercian Regiment. Did you know that in days gone by, those given Freedom of the City were entitled to drive sheep and cattle through the centre of Wolverhampton.
This coming Sunday, 24 April 2011 we’ve got an exciting visitor to East Park, Wolverhampton.
Andy McMenemy, who is half way through his Challenge 66 adventure. Running 66 marathons in 66 consecutive days, Andy and his sponsors are supporting The Soldier’s Charity, an admirable cause. The very idea of running that distance, every day, is a tremendous tribute to all those that have been injured in conflict. I can’t imagine how he must feel as he crawls into bed each night at the end of another gruelling session.
Andy is aiming to beat the current world Guiness record of the most marathons run on consecutive days (52 achieved byAkinori Kusuda (Japan) on the Besshonuma Park Jogging Course, Saitama, Japan, from 30 January to 22 March 2009.)
Andy will be starting out from East Park on Sunday, 24 April 2011. Sent on his way by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bert Turner, at 8.30am.
Support from local residents would be tremendous and if you get chance to get down there this Easter Sunday to support Andy in his challenge, please do so, he’d be delighted to see you.
Until next time – enjoy ‘Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors’.