Kings Langley gym hopes to raise thousands for Motor Neurone Disease Association at virtual marathon

JJK Fitness will be supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association, South Herts Branch

Thursday, 17th December 2020, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 17th December 2020, 9:08 am

A health and fitness facility in Kings Langley hopes to raise thousands for Motor Neurone Disease Association, South Herts Branch, at this weekend's fundraising event.

JJK Fitness launched JJK Giving Back - a non-profit part of the business which hosts events throughout the year for local charities - last year, and have raised thousands this year - even during lockdown, with virtual fitness events.

JJK Fitness will be supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association, South Herts Branch, to raise funds for people affected by this disease and particularly David Davies who is a member of the gym and the South Herts branch.

David, Kim and Joe during the summer event

On Saturday, December 19, they are are hosting ‘JJK Beat the Coach 2.0’ this is part two of a running event that they held in the summer.

Joe Kelly, Director of JJK will be running his 4th Marathon of the year and the members have teamed up to run a variety of distances (5k, 10k, 21k) in teams to total a marathon distance and try and beat Joe’s individual time, over 150 people have signed up to take part.

Lucy Harris, from JJK Giving Back, said: "The first event raised a total of £4,000 for Motor Neuron Disease, Sense and Bobath Centre.

"The money raised will go to supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association, South Herts Branch.

"This weekend will be Joe's fourth marathon of the year, we did a similar event in the first lockdown and it went really well.

"The members attempted to beat Joe at running the distance of a marathon, no one beat him.

"This time we have hired out a local athletics track and Joe will run a marathon around that and some of the members will be running there, others will be running at other locations."

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