Fantastic fund-raiser Steve gears up for Great Norse Run challenge

Date published: 23 April 2021

Shaw school teacher and fund-raiser extraordinaire Steve Hill has announced details of his next big challenge for 2021 – to conquer ‘the Great Norse Run’.

Steve, who has been the Deputy Headteacher at the St Joseph’s primary school for 17 years, has vowed to run nine marathons in nine days across Iceland - the land of fire and ice – for 250 miles from the North to the South of the country.

He will be raising money for Team Hill Charitable Trust.

Steve told the Chronicle: “I was attracted to this challenge by the prospect of running the entire length of a country from the north coast to the south coast - a country that I’ve never visited before.

“The landscape throughout the challenge I’m sure will be absolutely spectacular.

“I also like to keep pushing my boundaries to see what’s possible - and this will be by far the longest distance I’ve ever run.

“I’m currently out running five nights each week and concentrating on some strength work too.

“I’m also researching the gear I’ll need to take along with the high energy food I’ll need.

“This could well be my toughest challenge to date as it will be the furthest distance I’ve ever run in one go and I’m sure the terrain will be tough going.

“The possible problems I’ll encounter will be keeping my feet in good condition throughout and running on very tired legs each day with little sleep.

“The weather could also be very challenging, while erupting volcanoes could also cause potential problems.

“I hope to raise £5,000 for Team Hill Charitable Trust to help us continue ‘Making a Difference’ both here in Oldham and for the children and young people in Uganda.

“The children at school are always a great support and source of encouragement and motivation.

“They’re very excited to support their teacher and I’m looking forward to sharing the whole experience with them.”

People can donate to the Team Hill Chaitable Trust JustGiving page by clicking here

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