100km run in memory of meningitis victims

Craig Nelson
Craig Nelson

A dedicated fundraiser is embarking on a 100km endurance run for the charity Meningitis Now.

Tingewick resident Craig Nelson, aged 49, is challenging himself to run the distance of two and a half marathons in less than 24 hours to raise £1,000 for Meningitis Now.

Emily Styles

Emily Styles

He is taking on the 65-mile stretch in memory of Emily Styles and James Johnson.

Emily, from Buckingham, passed away on New Year’s Day 2014, at the age of 19, after falling ill very suddenly with Meningitis B. James, from Southend-on-Sea was just 15 when he died of Men B in 1991.

Craig said: “I came up with the idea of running to Stroud when attending the Christmas festival in Stroud Cathedral as a Meningitis Now ambassador. I realised the connection between the Styles family and the Meningitis Now office was a mere 100km. I have been training for it ever since.”

In the process, Craig has improved his fitness and lost over 4st in weight.

James Johnson

James Johnson

He thanked all thos who have supported him, including his employers and sponsors Aventus Law, Tony Redondo at TorFX and Ben MacIntyre at MacIntyers estate agents.

He will be setting off from The White Hart, in Buckingham on Thursday, April 7, and running over 24 hours until he reaches the Meningitis Now office in Stroud on April 8.

See www.justgiving.com/100km-run