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Team ready for Derby 10k for 2014 mile challenge

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 02, 2014

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A SPORTING trio, including two brothers from Burton, will take on the Derby 10k this Sunday as part of a charity challenge that will see them cover 2014 miles over the year.

Team MND - Pete and John Collins, and friend Ant Oxley - began the challenge at the start of the year and have 1,960 miles to go.

They want to raise £30,000 for the Motor Neurone Association in memory of John and Pete’s dad who died from Motor Neurone Disease.

They have now raised almost £10,000 with their total standing at £9,716.

John told the Mail: “This is going to be out fourth event. We have already done the Stafford Half Marathon, the Sheffield 10k and a duathlon, which even Ant said was the toughest thing he had ever done.

“It feels like we have bitten off a lot but every time someone agrees to give us some money it re-affirms our commitment to getting it done.”

Team MND will have a total of 42 runners on the start-line on Sunday - more than any other team in the event.

John said it had gone from them talking about it at the dinner table to them now having more runners than the Shelton Striders.

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