Miles for Men is a North East charity, based in Hartlepool, which hosts male only fun-runs around the country to raise funds for cancer charities across the UK.
To date they have raised almost £85,000 within 15 months of launching our first event in Hartlepool. This 3 mile (5km) fun-run took take place on the 19th August 2012 with over 1000 male participants raising over £40,000 alone!
Due to the overwhelming support of men around the country, there are now 5 races setup in Hartlepool, Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead and Liverpool!
The notion of Miles for Men started in April 2012 when Michael Day Jnr was talking about his late father, Michael Day Snr, who sadly lost his battle with throat cancer in 2007 aged 67.
Michael wanted to do something in memory of his father and suggested a sponsored run for men. After 5 months of overwhelming support, organisation and many a late night... Miles for Men was born.
The Cleveland Comets were out in full force this weekend to support the Billingham Community Challenge 2014. The "Its a Knock Out" inflatable course played host to 20 teams made up of residents and staff from the Teesside area.
Taken from the Gazzette...
Fun was had at Bede Sixth Form when people took part in the Billingham Community Challenge.
More than 20 teams, made up of residents and staff from Teesside businesses, went head-to-head in a fun inflatable assault course.
The event, launched last summer in a bid to keep the Olympic legacy alive, is organised by The Billingham Legacy Foundation.
Organiser Pat Chambers said: "The aim is to bring the community together, helping introduce young people and their families to the wealth of activities here on our doorstep throughout the year."
The Comets took maximum points tonight as they faced the Solihull Vikings for the second time in the 2014 Summer Cup North competition. After a slow start in the competition and already suffering defeat in the Away fixture, the Comets were out for revenge.
The game was physical from the off set, with both teams clocking up hits and penalty minutes earlier on. Solihull broke the deadlock first midway through the first period with a penalty shot after a tripping call denied the Vikings a goal scoring opportunity. The Comets struck back quickly, Tom Suggit adding his name to the score sheet as the period came to a close at 1-1.
The second period began much like the first as a physical, hard hitting match continued. Comets struck next taking the lead mid way through the second. The lead didn't last long, and the Vikings answered quickly to make it 2-2.
However with the last defeat still at the forefront of their minds, the Comets pushed on, every player giving 100%. Working hard as a unit, the Comets put pressure on the Vikings and scored twice in the third period to take a 4-2 lead. Goaltender Chris Outhwaite mad some crucial saves protecting the Comets lead.
A consolation goal late on wasn't enough for Solihull, and Comets snatched the W with the final score at 4-3. A great performance and an important win. Comets man of the match was Tom Suggitt.
Comets Score Sheet:
Ben Suggitt 1 Assist, Chris Lutz 1 Assist, Daniel Flavel 1 Goal, Daniel Steel 1 Assist, Graeme Harrison 1 Assist, Scott Williams 1 Assist, Mark Cadman 1 Assist, Martin Lewis 1 Goal, 1 Assist, Peter Johnson 1 Goal, 1 Assist, Tom Suggitt 1 Goal
The B team took to the ice tonight to take on the Streatham Nightwolves. It was the second outing for the newly formed B team side, and captain Pav was able to lead the team to a solid 8-5 victory!
After an amazing time in England with the Comets, Charlie "Swiss Dave" Mops is heading back to Switzerland. Swiss Dave's last game for the Comets was a B team victory and a Man of the Match performance! Congratulations and good luck with your future, from all at the Comets.
The Cleveland Comets are a Recreational Ice Hockey Team from the North East of England, playing their games out of the Ice Forum in Billingham. The Comets have a rich history in UK Ice Hockey, established in the 70s and have even survived a rink closure.