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Gomes runs 60 miles for charity

Edward Ricaldo Gomes completed a solo 60-mile run to raise funds for charity last month

Gomes' long trek took him 12 hours and 20 minutes to complete.

The course began from Arima onto Sangre Grande before proceeding to the junction of Old Valencia and Toco roads. Gomes returned to Sangre Grande then ran to Powder Magazine in Cocorite, before turning back to the Queen's Park Savannah for the finish.

The course began from Arima onto Sangre Grande before proceeding to the junction of Old Valencia and Toco roads. Gomes returned to Sangre Grande then ran to Powder Magazine in Cocorite, before turning back to the Queen's Park Savannah for the finish.

The sterling effort was done to raise funds for three charities-Is There Not A Cause? (which does charitable work locally, regionally and internationally); Margaret Kistow Children's Home in Arima (which houses homeless children ages two to 19); and St Peter's SB Cathedral (which does charitable work in Gonzales and environs).

Gomes uses this personal ultra-marathon effort to create and raise awareness for the less fortunate in our society and to provide aid and assistance to organisations that selflessly champion their causes.

He was ably assisted and encouraged on the run by members of Trinidad and Tobago Road Runners Club in particular and the road running community in general along sections of the route.

Anyone interested in contributing to the charities can contact Gomes at 623-2201, extension 2152.

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