Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Charitable stars to go the extra mile

Sporting heroes Lawrie Sanchez and Barry McGuigan will be pounding the streets of Belfast next month for BBC Sport Relief.

Sporting heroes Lawrie Sanchez and Barry McGuigan will be pounding the streets of Belfast next month for BBC Sport Relief.



The former boxing champ and the Northern Ireland manager are the latest to sign up for the Sport Relief Belfast Mile on July 15.

They will join a diverse cast of runners including BBC personality Jackie Fullerton and Ulster model and singer Jamie Dornan who will also be taking part.

In addition, Jamie's band Sons Of Jim, who made their Belfast debut at Auntie Annie's just over a week ago, will perform at Custom House Square on the day of the event.

The Belfast mile will be one of the 15 flagship events being held across the UK on the big day.

It starts from Custom House Square at 11am and there will be live coverage on BBC1.

The race is also on between Radio Ulster presenters Gerry Anderson and Stephen Nolan to see which one will be running.

The votes are continuing to fly in for both presenters and at the end of June, the one with the biggest vote will be dusting off his trainers and tracksuit, and joining in the fun.

To vote, listeners and readers can log on to Gerry or Stephen's websites and select who they want to see take part in the mile. Both sites will have a 'mile-ometer' to gauge who is setting the pace with the most votes.

Other confirmed runners include X Factor contestant Philip Magee, boxer Brian Magee and athlete Zoe Brown, while among the BBC staff doing their bit for charity will be John Daly and Noel Thompson.

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