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Nordic walkers from Bromsgrove gear up for 24-hour Costwold challenge

Anu Shukla 22nd Jul, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

NORDIC walkers from Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch are getting geared up for a 24-hour race through the Cotswold tomorrow (Saturday) in aid of a homeless charity.

The entrants are required to walk a 9km course as many times as they can in the space of 24-hours.

Nordic walkers will be taking on the gruelling challenge to raise money for Socks and Chocs, a charity which ensures homeless people have regular access to a clean pair of socks.

The charity was first launched in 2010 by Ian Northcott who was awarded a British Empire Award in recognition of his efforts.

Ian said: “For some of my walkers, this is their first endurance event and they won’t know how their bodies will react. I am indebted to them for their efforts on behalf of Socks and Chocs.”

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