The White Lion pub in Alvanley is preparing to take part in a gruelling run in aid of the British Lung Foundation.
Multiple Robinsons pub operator Darren Sayle and five members of staff from the White Lion will take on the demanding 10km ‘Avalanche Run’ on Saturday 28th February in Leicestershire. The event, which sees competitors battle through waist high mud and punishing hurdles, is designed to push competitor’s bodies to the limit.
With obstacles such as The Bomb Hole, Commando Crawl, Steam Wade and Yeti’s Treat, the run is certainly not for the faint of heart.
Darren and the Alvanley Charity Fund have helped raise thousands of pounds for various charities over the past several years with events that have involved the local community. This year’s charity and race is more personal.
Darren said: “I'm running this for my mum who died of lung disease last August. My mum was a very active and positive person right up until the end and she remained like this even climbing Snowdon with the aid of her oxygen tanks. She was my inspiration and whilst I was with her in her final days, I promised I would complete a run to raise awareness and funds to help battle this terrible disease. As well as running the course with my team, I will also be matching all money raised pound for pound personally.”
Show your support for the British Lung Foundation by sponsoring whatever you can to Darren and the team. Donations can be provided by visiting www.justgiving.com/Gitas-page, by texting GITA66 £10 to 70070 or by giving your donations to one of The White Lion’s staff behind the bar.
Fancy a preview of what’s in store for Darren and his team? Click on the image below to watch Avalanche Run participants being put through their paces.