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Bishop's Stortford schoolboy, 7, to run 100km in November for Tommy's




A seven-year-old Bishop's Stortford schoolboy is planning to run two miles a day EVERY day in November in aid of a baby loss charity.

Northgate primary pupil Jude Argent aims to cover 100km (62 miles) next month to raise money for Tommy's, which funds research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage.

Proud mum Rachael said: "My cousin, who is very close to Jude, suffered many miscarriages and Tommy's is a wonderful charity which does vital work in saving babies' lives.

"Jude understands he has cousins who are angel babies."

Rachael, a database manager, is also raising funds for Tommy's and will be running the London Landmarks Half Marathon in March.

Mother and son have been training together, including participating in the Forest of Light run in Thetford last month, when Rachael clocked up 21km (13 miles) and Jude did 18km (11.2 miles).

Jude, who is also a keen swimmer, is a regular at Stortford's parkrun in Castle Park.

Rachael, a former Northgate and Herts and Essex High School girl, said: "Jude is doing amazingly. Training together means we get to spend lots of time just us two."

Electrician dad James, a former Thorn Grove primary and Birchwood High School student, said that he was a "proud husband and father" as the pair prepare for their running challenges.

The couple also have a four-year-old daughter, Eliza, who is a Northgate reception pupil.

To help Jude smash his £250 target, see https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jude-argent-100.



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