One lucky runner at last month’s Tour of Tameside has received a massive boost to his fundraising total. Peter Gough, who competed the 32 mile, four stage event, claimed the ‘Golden Number’, a £1000 donation that was introduced by Fred Done (pictured) owner of Betfred and chairman of race organisers Sports Tours International.
The 49-year-old runner successfully completed the Tour of Tameside last month which covers a cross trail 10K, a fell race, a half marathon and a 7 mile road race.
He had been raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and with the £1000 Golden Number, Peter was able to increase his fundraising total to £1500
Peter, from Denton commented, “After my number was plucked from the hat on the last day of the Tour of Tameside, I was so happy to triple my fundraising. I chose to run for Teenage Cancer Trust as I am a lecturer at a university and I think it is great to work with young people. Cancer affects so many families to some extent so I thought it was fitting to run for a charity that supports young people in their time of need.”
On competing in the Tour, Peter added: “I’ve ran lots of single events all over the country but mainly in the North West so the 'Tour of Tameside’ was a unique challenge as it was four runs on four consecutive days and really close to where I live. Also, with my hero, Dr. Ron Hill fronting the event, it was an unmissable opportunity.”