3,357 miles for Buxton chocolatier

That’s the distance from Buxton to New York and it’s a journey Steve Lee will be making very soon just to raise funds for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. Steve will become the first supporter to enter an overseas event to raise money for us. Steve Lee shop

He will be flying to the USA ready for a 6am start on Sunday 1st November (New York time).

The 2009 marathon is going to be the biggest ever, with 40,000 entrants marking 40 years since the race was first run. That was in 1970 with just 127 competitors. This year over 100,000 people applied for entry so Steve was amazed to be chosen at his first attempt.  He will be wearing the now famous Buxton MRT running vest which is becoming a regular sight at marathons.

Steve used to be a member of Buxton Athletic Club but admits that he is not as fit as he was. His running career started some 25 years ago but it was the Wakefield Half Marathon which he entered some 20 years ago that really brought out his competitive nature.  Since then he has entered the Eyam Half Marathon, the Worksop Half Marathon, and the Nottingham Half Marathon along with many other local events including the Dovedale Dash.

Steve’s other great passion is chocolate. He is proprietor of “Charlotte’s Chocolates” in Buxton’s Cavendish Arcade where the chocolates are hand made on the premises. The shop offers a fantastic range of tempting delights from individual items to celebration cakes, and special desserts. 

With luck, Steve will be baking his own celebration cake in November but he promises not to sample too much of his wares before the event.

Steve is paying for all his own expenses himself and all sponsorship will come directly to the team.  He really needs your help to make the trip worthwhile!  To support “The World’s Fastest Chocolatier” go to Steve’s own JustGiving web page

Photo: Steve in his shop trying not to eat too much of his own wares.

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