- Tue 27 Jun 2023
Bradleys Estate Agents are always proud of any member of our team taking part in events to raise funds for organisations close to their hearts. We are delighted that Nick Jewell, Bradleys Camborne Manager, is undertaking the challenge of running in a 20k (12.4 miles) race from Portreath beach to Perranporth beach, taking in some of North Cornwall’s most spectacular coastal paths, including the most brutal ascends and descends including Porthtowan, Chapel Porth and Blue Hills!
The event is being hosted on Saturday 23rd September in support of Man Down, a South West based organisation that offers support for men who are struggling with their mental health, offering them a local and safe forum for discussion and education throughout Cornwall.
The reason for Nick taking part in this tremendous challenge is one of his friends, Ross Jackson – Hicks founded ‘Man Down’ after struggling with his own mental health. He has worked tirelessly to help reduce the numbers of male suicide in the UK which currently sits at 115 EVERY week! Unfortunately, one of those statistics was an old friend of Nick’s, Sonny who took his life a few years ago. Again, his family have kindly allowed Nick to run in his memory, helping to raise funds for ‘Man Down’ to try and stop any other family going through the heart wrenching trauma they have.
This isn’t the first time Nick has completed the Man Up & Down Event, he is an ‘enthusiastic’ runner, running around 20-25 miles per week but nothing can really prepare for him for the mental exhaustion of running the Cornish Coastal Path as the terrain is so perilous with serious ramifications should you put a foot wrong! We asked Nick how his training is going; “My recent training has been going well, trying to work out training routes with plenty of tough ascents to prepare mw for what’s coming, but I am going to give it all I have got!”
With every entry, £5 of the entry fee gets donated to the organisation. Please follow the link to support Nick by donating to the Man Up & Down Organisation, or even better enter yourself if you are up for the challenge!
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