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Marathon run for boxing duo

Boxers Scott Jenkins (left) and Adam Etches put in some training for the Sheffield Half Marathon, which they will run in aid of Weston Park Hospital's Teenage Cancer Unit.

Boxers Scott Jenkins (left) and Adam Etches put in some training for the Sheffield Half Marathon, which they will run in aid of Weston Park Hospital's Teenage Cancer Unit.

  • by Richard Blackledge
 

Two boxers are swapping their punches for the pavements by taking part in a half marathon in aid of teenage cancer patients.

Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins have signed up for the Sheffield Half Marathon as part of the Let’s KO Cancer campaign, backed by The Star.

Adam, from Birley, and Scott, of Intake, are running to raise money for Weston Park Hospital’s teenage cancer unit, and have already started a strict training regime.

Lightweight boxer Scott, aged 22, said: “I’m so happy to be taking part and hope people are able to support us as we train for the big race.

“I’ll be adding a couple more long distance runs into training to make sure I can run the course in under two hours and beat Adam!”

He added: “Weston Park is a fantastic charity that helps save the lives of many and it is always a pleasure to take part in fundraising challenges to support them.”

Middleweight Adam, 23, said: “Running the race will be a bit different to boxing but I can’t wait. I really hope people get behind us.”

The race takes place on April 6, starting and finishing at Don Valley Bowl.

Adam and Scott are also completing a 138km ride through the Italian Alps in July alongside matchmaker Richard Poxon, and more fundraising nights are planned.

Visit www.justgiving.com/R-Poxon to support Let’s KO Cancer. Log on to www.runandraise.org.uk to find out how to help the hospital through running.

Sheffield’s Mercury Taxis firm is backing Let’s KO Cancer by printing the campaign’s logo on 10,000 of its business cards, which are handed to passengers and delivered to households.

 

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