Enfield firefighter running 100km in aid of local charity

Luke Goddard is running a 62 miles for Success Club which aims to empower children, reports Kinga Plata

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An Enfield firefighter is going to run 100km in a day for charity. 

Luke Goddard is running a 62 miles for Success Club, an Enfield based charity which aims to empower children and young people who are at risk of under-achieving and to help them realise their potential.

Luke decided to take up this challenge to honour the memory of his late cousin, Dan, who tragically died of bone cancer at the age of 26. 

The run tomorrow (Saturday 18th) will follow the Jurassic coast in Dorset and is regarded as an ultra-run route due to its length which is longer more than twice the length of a traditional marathon distance of 26 miles. 

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The money raised by Luke will support Success Club, which focuses on supporting children to overcome their negative behavioural patterns through reflective learning, confidence building and positive behaviour programmes. 

During one of his training sessions Luke told the Dispatch: “I am ready for the challenge. And it is actually the second time I am raising money for this charity. The first time was a year ago, when my brothers and I, along with other family members, took on the Three Peak Challenge. We all wanted to do it in Dan’s memory. He died only 58 days after learning about the bone cancer diagnosis.

“Dan loved children. He just got along with kids, loved playing with them. He was kind-hearted and loved helping people. That’s why in his absence I would like to support the charity that he personally liked and chose.”

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