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28 Feb 2017

New Year Challenge for Active Black Country Board Member

Active Black Country Board Member and Beacon CEO, Arwyn Jones is undertaking a new challenge for 2017 – the Siberian Lake Baikal Ice Marathon.  Together, with Paul Nicol of iCAN experiences, they aim to run in the 2017 Lake Baikal Ice Marathon event, participating in the half marathon distance of 21kms.

This event is one of the most gruelling running events anywhere in the world, with temperatures of as low as -27c, fierce winds across the lake surface, and a running surface varying between several inches of snow to sheet ice. 

Arwyn is the sighted guide runner for Paul Nicol who is blind.  Arwyn is raising money for Beacon Centre for the Blind, and the monies raised will be used to support the 2017 Beacon Butler Golf Competition, a pan disability event that was hugely successful in 2016, and to support our planned video and audio tutorials service for visually impaired. 

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