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James to peak for charity


Infotec’s Bids and Key Accounts Manager James Lisney is preparing himself for an uphill 23-mile challenge to raise money for a good cause.

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It’s early morning runs and long weekend hill walks for Infotec’s Bids and Key Accounts Manager James Lisney at the moment, as he prepares himself for an uphill 23-mile challenge later this month.

James is taking on the Derbyshire Three Peaks Challenge, which will see him tackle Bleaklow, Black Hill and Kinder Scout within 12 hours.

The ascent is over 1040m and covers some pretty testing terrain! He will be raising funds for Disability Direct, a charity that supports disabled and isolated older people in our communities offering advice, opportunities to learn new skills and a chance to socialise.

Asked when he decided to take part, James laughs: “I didn’t realise I had volunteered until the morning after a night out drinking with friends!

“Seriously, I needed to work on my fitness, so this has given me the prompt I needed to get up and do some regular exercise. To be able to do something for charity gave me the incentive to see things through.

“It also sounds like a great walk and I’m looking forward to seeing the Peaks in all their glory.”

James will be a member of a team that includes his neighbour Rachel Walsh who works for Disability Direct, together with other friends and relatives.

To prepare, he is running every other day in the countryside around Ashby and increasing the time out on every run by 10 minutes each time. He and the other team members are going out on long walks most weekends to see where they are with regards to fitness levels.

Describing how he’s feeling about the event, which is on Saturday, May 19, James says: “To be honest when I started training I was a bit concerned about my fitness, but now that I’m out running in the mornings I am feeling loads more positive and looking forward to the day.

“Obviously, I’m a bit sad to miss the Royal Wedding (I think the bride is rather attractive) and the street party we normally have to mark such occasions, but am sure we will all have a great day!”

To sponsor James follow the link https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/jameslisney1  Every penny will be gratefully received!

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