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Three friends and their dog take on the Virtual Night Strider challenge

THREE young friends and one dog set the pace when they hit the road as part of the our Virtual Night Strider challenge.

Dan Johnson and his Birkdale School friends - Peter Crabbe and another Dan Johnson - were joined by spaniel Edie for their own 13.1 mile evening half marathon trek, which they completed in an energetic six hours.

And already the intrepid trio have raised £630 that will go to patient care at St Luke’s.

The friends started out at Sheffeld’s Botanical Gardens and then walked all the way along Abbeydale Road and through Beauchief out to Bradway, the home of fourth friend Will Jones, who was ill on the day and unable to take part.

They then came back into Sheffield along Abbey Lane via St Luke’s and headed back down Ecclesall Road to finish at the Botanical Gardens.

“We did Night Strider last year and raised quite a lot of money, so when we heard about Virtual Night Strider, we thought  we would do it ourselves,” said 13-year-old Dan.

“It was fun, we all enjoyed it and we’re really pleased to have raised so much money - we’d like to raise even more.

“My feet were really hurting by the time we got back my phone had run out of charge!”


There’s still time to support Dan, Peter and Dan. Simply visit: Dan and friends

To find out more about Virtual Night Strider and how to get involved simply visit Night Strider

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