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Cayman Islands’ Intertrust Striders go the distance

Race day is fast approaching and the Intertrust Island Striders have hit their training peak, with the half marathon runners clocking up over 24 miles this week.   Over the last eight weeks the group has run over 8,000 miles in total which is further than the diameter of earth, measuring 7,915.5 miles and well over the length of the Great Wall of China which is 5,500 miles long.  With USD 0.25 donated by Intertrust for every mile run, this brings the amount raised for the Special Needs Foundation Cayman (SNFC) so far to USD 2,150 with another eight weeks still to go.
Led by fitness impresario Scott Ruby and in conjunction with Cross Fit 7 Mile, the 40-strong team of runners have been training three times a week since August.  Brian Eden, who is running the half marathon on 3 December, said “I can’t believe we’ve travelled that distance as a group.  The training has been brilliant; I am really enjoying it this year.”
Susie Bodden of the SNFC was also surprised by the mileage completed so far, “‘We are so excited on two levels, firstly that any money raised will benefit our special needs children and their families; but also secondly that a large group of people are thinking about us every mile that they run, knowing that the more running they do the more they benefit those in need.  Please keep running!”
It’s anticipated that the group will travel at least another 8,000 miles before the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon on 3 December.



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