Bridlington Town keeper Jody Barford will be taking part in the Simplyhealth Great North Run next month, looking to beat the time he set in his first try last year whilst also raising a lot of money for charity.
The veteran shot-stopper, who has played for a number of other Toolstation NCEL sides including Winterton Rangers, Cleethorpes Town, Brigg Town, Barton Town and Tadcaster Albion, is looking to raise awareness for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) as well as go faster than the 1 hour 28 minutes he posted eleven months ago.
Jody, who has set up a JustGiving page
, said: "After last year's success, I plan to run again in aid of a magnificent charity supporting so many people in the UK.
"Every week in the UK, at least twelve apparently fit and healthy young people die of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.
"With your donation, CRY can reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) by working with cardiologists and family doctors to establish good practice and appropriate screening facilities to promote and protect the cardiac health of our young.
"By supporting CRY, you will help save young lives from these potentially fatal cardiac conditions. See how your support can help by visiting www.c-r-y.org.uk
It is the third year that Jody will have competed in a race for charity, having run the Humber Half Marathon in 2016 to raise money for the British Lung Foundation.
The 13.1 mile Great North Run takes place on Sunday 9th September, 2018, and all at the NCEL wish Jody the best of luck and urge you to help him reach his £1,000 target by clicking here
and donating to a fantastic cause.