Chance to back Steve for 365th day’s charity run

Steven Johnson, running for Cystic Fibrosis
Steven Johnson, running for Cystic Fibrosis

Charity runner Steven Johnson is inviting people to join him for the last of 365 daily five-mile runs for charity this holiday weekend.

Business consultant and dad-of-two Steven (41), who lives in Whalley, set himself the challenge of running five miles every day for a year – a total of 1,865 miles – to raise cash for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, because his daughters’ friend Amelia Dickinson is a sufferer.

His 365th run is on Bank Holiday Monday and he is making it a grand final by inviting others to join him in aid of the CF Trust.

“We’ve raised £9,000 so far, and I’ve now made the target £10,000,” Steven said.

“Anyone can join the run if they can give £10 or more as a donation or in sponsorship to the CF Trust.

“We’re got about 80 signed up already, and we could get another 100 on the day. Every runner will get a medal, and we’ve got special T-shirts available for £10.”

The runners starts from Foxfields at noon, and there are three-mile, four-mile and five-mile routes available, all led and marshalled.

As always, Steven will be running with his faithful companion, his whippet Betty.

Donations can be made on the day, or to www.justgiving.com/1865miles/