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Ilkley GP to take on penguin cycling and running challenge
9:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
An Ilkley GP and sports medicine specialist is to tackle a punishing long-distance bike ride and a half-marathon, all while dressed as a penguin.
Dr Jon Greenwell (pictured), who works at the Ilkley Moor Medical Practice, is taking part in Penguathlon 2013 to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The team is targeting £50,000 of fundraising for the charity.
Over the weekend of September 14 to 15, the ‘penguins’ will cycle 120 miles from Leeds to Newcastle. Once in Newcastle they will tackle the Great North Run half marathon, and will subsequently bike the 120-mile return trip to Leeds.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Dr Greenwell can do so via his fundraising website justgiving.com/jon-greenwell.