St Helens couple’s duathlon double trouble

Seb Miller and fiancee, Becky Pledger, of St Helens, took part in Duathlon to help raise money for Willowbrook Hospice
Seb Miller and fiancee, Becky Pledger, of St Helens, took part in Duathlon to help raise money for Willowbrook Hospice

A St Helens couple signed up for double trouble when they took part in a duathlon for Willowbrook Hospice.

Seb Miller, 31, and fiancee, Becky Pledger, 27 put themselves to the limit, with a 3km run, transitioning into a 30km cycle, finishing with a 3km run at the challenge, which began at Knowsley Safari Park.

Seb said: “Although Becky and myself only moved to St Helens a few months ago, we’ve both had family members who have been cared for at hospices and we understand how invaluable places like Willowbrook are, not only to patients but also their families and friends.

“We’ve done charity events before, including the Great North Run, but we’d never taken part in a duathlon so this was a huge challenge.”

With more than 150 volunteers took part in the duathlon.

Mark Pilkington, challenges fund-raiser at Willowbrook said: “This is the first year we’ve held a duathlon and we’ve been amazed by the response we’ve had. As well as fantastic local support, we’ve got participants from as far afield as Durham and West Yorkshire!

“Although many people will have their own individual targets for completing the duathlon, we’re hoping that everyone will try to raise as much money as possible to help us to continue to care for our patients and their families.”