Jamie Peacock to run unique ultra marathon for charity

Jamie Peacock will run a unique ultra marathon around London to raise funds for sports and mentoring charity Greenhouse Sports on March 5.

The decision to independently run the 45 miles comes after the announcement that Green Man Ultra Marathon, which Peacock was due to run, has been postponed because of the pandemic.

Peacock, who will run alongside Simon Dent, is determined to complete his own ultra marathon and is aiming to raise £30,000, which will provide a full-time Greenhouse Sports Coach to a school for a full year.

The pair will make a 45-mile loop around London, which will begin and end at the Greenhouse Centre, the charity’s HQ.

Peacock said: “Greenhouse is an amazing charity that uses sports coaching and mentoring as a vehicle to engage children, helps them meet friends and develop key life skills.

“Sport and activity is so important for children and Greenhouse offers quality coaching and support to children from some of the poorest parts of the UK.

“Given the social, economic and health impact of the multiple restrictions and lockdowns in the UK, Greenhouse Coaches’ work in communities during 2021 will be more important than ever.

“Even though the official race has been postponed, I could not pass up an opportunity to fundraise for such an impactful organisation.

“It’s long but a fun and inspirational route of the capital, via the Thames and through parks, going past some of the many schools Greenhouse supports across 17 London boroughs, and checking by at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, which hopefully come October will showcase the best of the international Rugby League as part of England 2021 World Cup.”

Click here to make a donation to Peacock’s JustGiving fundraising page.

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