Sponsored five-miles runs for a month boost Stoke Staffs

March 3, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


Two Midlands region boxers have raised £1,000 to support their club through the Coronavirus Pandemic by running five miles each day for a month.

Stoke Staffordshire ABC duo Josh Martin (main pic), who is on the England Talent Pathway, and Billy Winwood (inset) clocked up 140 miles each – and 280 miles in total –  with runs every night throughout February.

They completed their sponsored challenge both outdoors and indoors depending on the weather, with plenty of cold days, rain, ice and snow during the period.

Club Coach Elizabeth Buxton said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to both for raising this amount of money for the gym.

“The money raised will be a massive help in these unpredictable times, so we can continue our work within the boxing community.

“We would also like to thank everyone who has supported them and, in doing so, supported us.”

Main pic is pre Covid-19