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Two soldiers get ready for 430-mile challenge
7:10am Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
TWO soldiers are running one mile for every British soldier who has died in Afghanistan over 11 days with the second leg starting in Stourport.
Sergeant Sonia Clamp, a physical training instructor in Shropshire and Captain Nicky Jefferson, of the Royal Signals in Lincolnshire, will begin day two of their endurance challenge in Dunley on Friday.
The pair are spending the night at the Granary Hotel in Kidderminster where management have donated rooms for the runners and their support team.
Well-wishers are encouraged to turn up and support the two as they complete the second leg of their challenge.
The current total of soldiers killed during the 11-year Afghanistan campaign is 430 meaning the pair will be running the equivalent of 18 marathons in 11 days.
Money raised will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which supports soldier’s and their families.
For more information about the route visit facebook.com/AfghanMemorialRun. Donations can be made at justgiving.com/afghan-memorial-run