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Phil Wiggins in 4,000-mile charity challenge
7:41am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
A YORK man is preparing to take part in an epic journey for charity.
Phil Wiggins, of Beech Grove, Acomb, will take part in the unique Wiggo 4,000 challenge over the next 12 months, which will see him run, cycle and swim 4,000 miles to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society.
Under the challenge, Phil will run, swim or cycle an average of 11 miles a day, five days out of seven until October next year.
He started the challenge on October 16, to coincide with his 40th birthday, and is supported by Yearsley Swimming Pool and Energise, who have offered their facilities for the 40 miles of swimming he will undertake to try and raise £4,000 for the charity.
He said: “My knees are already hurting. I’m not built for endurance, I’m not a natural athlete, I’m a fairweather exerciser really.
“You never know what’s coming round the corner. To think that in another 15 years time it could literally just erode to nothing and not recognise your friends, family and loved ones, it’s quite distressing.”
To sponsor Phil, go to justgiving.com/thewiggo4000
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