Iron men's charity success

PUB regulars raised £5,000 for Macmillan Nurses with an Iron Man challenge. Drinkers from the Whitehills pub in Chester-le-Street put themselves through a tough test involving running, cycling and swimming.

The sponsorship they attracted, the proceeds of a music night and a donation of £400 made the total £5,000.

Organiser Tony Callaghan said: “Nearly three years ago a guy close to us died and we raised £9,000 for the Great North and the Yorkshire Air Ambulances.

“We decided to miss a year and then we decided to do another fundraiser.

“We decided that Macmillan was a great charity.”

Twelve people swam a mile, 17 cyclists rode 17 miles and nine runners ran over six miles.

Mr Callaghan said he was delighted with the total raised and said that another event would be held in 2014.

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8:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

rickarn2282 says...

Impressive feat! Glad to see people raising money and awareness for a great cause through exercise. Might want to do some swim training in an Endless Pool for next time to really get in shape and ready for the event!
Impressive feat! Glad to see people raising money and awareness for a great cause through exercise. Might want to do some swim training in an Endless Pool for next time to really get in shape and ready for the event! rickarn2282
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