SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
The Directors of Talk Green take an active role in their local community and have, over previous years; been proud sponsors of two local football teams. Having sponsored the teams for a number of years now; not just offering financial sponsorship but we ALL also take an active roles in the teams from helping to referee the games, run the lines (the loathed tasks) through to making the tea’s, helping to keep the grounds in order and best of all being the proudest and loudest supports through all of the games irrespective of the weather (The Best Part).
In addition to the above Steven Rigley, as an FA qualified coach, is the proud Manager of the Under 9’s team, having nurtured and developed the team over the previous 2 years. Steve is continuing to dedicate his time and expertise in this role and is something that we know the entire under 9’s team are proud to have... His fellow directors and the entire Talk Green team continue to wish him every success with this!
More information about the teams, leagues and their success can be found below.
When You Wish Upon A Star - Dream making for sick children
In April 2014, and for the When You Wish Upon a Star charity both Alan Parker and Gareth Clarke ran the Schneider Electrical Paris Marathon. Training for the marathon actually began in October 2013. The sheer commitment for the marathon was immense and more that ever expected by both Alan and Gareth. Suffice to say they managed to both complete the marathon and in the process raise over £400.00 for their joint chose charity.
Once again the training and charity fundraising began in May 2015, as Gareth Clarke signed up to run the Berlin Marathon whilst raising funds for We Are MacMillan Cancer Support and Get Kids Going in the process.
Gareth’s main aim with this event was to do all that he could to raise as much and as many donations as possible for his chosen charities!
Gareth’s training began in May 2015 with his initial bout of training leading him to the 10 Peaks Challenge, an ultra marathon event that covers 73km with a brutal 5600m ascent all with a 24 hour time limit. A few days after the event we caught up with Gareth to find out how he managed
“Starting at 05:01 on a clear and stunning June morning surrounded by a few well know elite athletes, world competitors and a several of the armed forces I started to feel out of my comfort zone! We then commenced by climbing Helvellyn with a 951m ascent.... By the time of reaching the top of this I no longer felt out of y comfort zone as the realisation of what was left to come suddenly dawned on me! I then managed to push through the following 13:34:46 and 56.6km before having to concede with sheer exhaustion!"
Through the following few month, and on the run up to the Berlin Marathon, Gareth’s training saw him complete a total of 20 training runs covering a total of 180km! Upon reaching the race day Gareth managed to achieve a personal best 4:33:18 shaving a total of 21 minutes off the 2014 Paris Marathon... But aside from achieving a PB Gareth was over the moon to have raised a total of £853.78!
Watch this space for 2016 events!