Withersfield Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon

08 sept. 2011 14h03
Jean-Loup Fenaux
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§staticmap(10156,5,450,250)Hello, on October 1st 2011, you’ll be organizing the Withersfield Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon. Can you tell us where it is located?

Withersfield is located in Suffolk, UK.

How old is the race and why was it created in the first place?

First ever year and has been created to bring awareness of Kidney Cancer , it is one of the rarest forms of cancer but unfortunately there are over 8,ooo diagnosis per year and rising.

What kind of route have you set up for the runners? How would you describe it

It is a very scenic route deep through the heart of Suffolk, designed to appeal to runners and walkers.

How many runners do you expect on Saturday morning? What type of runners do you plan to attract?

We are hoping to aim to have 50 or above for the first years ‘jog on’ to Kidney Cancer.

2011 flyer
Crédit : Withersfield Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon
Do you organize other races during the Week-End? If so, on what distances?

This is the first we have organised though depending on uptake we will aim to organise further races or provide a ‘Jog On Pack’ so others can organise half marathon within their own area.

At that time of the year, what kind of weather can we expect?

Who knows your guess is good as mine, lets hope the sun is shining!

Have you planned festivities around the half marathon?

We are arriving back at the pub where there will be refreshments in form of drink and breakfast bun, we hope to also have a raffle whether we have received donations from local shops.

The race finished, what advice would you give a runner who has never been to Haverhill before? A good restaurant, a fancy sightseeing?

Stay at the pub and have a few drinks soaking up the scenery and good company.

In a single sentence, what would you tell the readers of ahotu Marathons to make them register for the Withersfield Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon?

You can have fun getting fit burning off the mince pies before Christmas and all proceeds will go to help the James Whale Fund continue raising awareness of Kidney Cancer.

Leela Huckstep with Shane Ritchie
Interview with Leela Huckstep. Leela has worked for the James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer for past three years and receive most satisfaction from knowing that her job is touching and helping patients and their carers. She enjoys keeping fit, running, singing and dancing and generally having a great time. She is never more happy then when she’s making people smile and laugh : life is too short not to!

Withersfield Jog on to Kidney Cancer Half Marathon