Swapping Pulling Pints In Putney To Running Across The North Pole

Next month landlady of the Bricklayer's Arms will have left SW15 for the pole!


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The Bricklayer's Arms
32 Waterman Street
SW15 1DD

3rd Best Pub In Enland

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The Landlady of the award-winning pub, The Bricklayer’s Arms, recently named third best pub in England by National Geographic, is to run a marathon across the North Pole for a brain injury charity next month.

On April 5th, 44 year old Becky Newman, will attempt to run 26.2 miles across one of the most remote and inhospitable environments on Earth - The Geographic North Pole.

Becky, a former marathon runner, is taking on this extreme challenge in memory of her sister, Helen, who died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in 2005. She is also attempting to raise up to £10,000 for the brain injury charity, Headway South West’s monthly support group which aims to provide information, advice and support to people affected by brain injuries as well as support for their carers, family and friends.

Becky said: “Headway is a charity that is very close to my heart. The advice and support they give to those coping directly or indirectly from a brain injury is excellent and I hope to successfully raise funds for them.”

Becky will fly out to out to Spitsbergen in Norway on April 4 th before being flown out to an International North Pole camp called Barneo. She can then expect to take part in a marathon like no other. She will have to wear protective Arctic clothing and run on Arctic ice floes in temperatures approaching -30C.

Becky continued: “ Although I’ve run marathons before, this will certainly be my biggest adventure yet! I’ll be running on ice, and the air will be so cold it will make my lungs hurt. All money I raise will go directly to Headways but I still need more people help me reach my fundraising target. Please, please dig deep and help me take on this mighty challenge!”

To sponsor Becky Newman please visit:    www.charitygiving.co.uk/beckynewman

March 19, 2012