Treadmill marathon inspired by colleague’s heart attack

Paul Henderson, who will be running on a treadmill for 24-hours to raise money for a heart attack charity SUS-150212-172702001
Paul Henderson, who will be running on a treadmill for 24-hours to raise money for a heart attack charity SUS-150212-172702001
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A runner from Hailsham is set to spend 24 hours on a treadmill for charity.

Paul Henderson, 30, from Hailsham will be taking on the mammoth challenge to raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (C.R.Y).

He will be completing the challenge on Friday (December 11) at Hailsham Leisure Centre, which is operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of Wealden District Council.

Paul is taking on the challenge after his good friend Jacqui Lane, who is also a member at Hailsham Leisure Centre, suffered a heart attack during their regular training session. Paul is a keen endurance runner having completed several half marathons, marathons and many other smaller local running events with Jacqui. The pair have known each other for four years and regularly train together for events, as well as attending the Hailsham Harriers running club.

He said: “A few months back my training partner collapsed and suffered from a heart attack, despite her showing no signs and being fit and healthy. “Luckily the staff at Freedom Leisure were quick to respond at the time and I am very grateful for their support.”

Paul will run for 24 hours in the café at Hailsham Leisure Centre. On the day there Freedom Leisure will be offering free health check-ups and two other treadmills will be available for anyone wishing to take part and join Paul for part of his challenge, and help support the charity.

For more information and to donate visit www.justgiving.com/PaulHenderson24hr