Smithy Bridge man to run 48 miles in 48 hours in memory of late younger brother

Date published: 05 March 2021

A Smithy Bridge man is set to run four miles every four hours for 48 hours in memory of his younger brother.

Craig Murphy died almost 12 months ago at the age of 47. For many years, Craig had been a mentor for Alcoholics Anonymous and had helped hundreds of people on the road to recovery.

Now to help raise money for Alcohol Change UK, today (Friday 5 March) Jason Murphy will run four miles every four hours over the course of 48 hours, for a total of 48 miles.


Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy


Joining him on the run will be friends Lawrence Lawlor, and Paul Wallis, both of Milnrow.

Jason said: “Craig’s death hit my family very hard and we all miss him terribly.

“The one consolation we have is he helped a lot of people during his life.

“We’ve been contacted by a lot of people to say they were shocked and sorry to hear he’d died and that he helped them to recover.

“If you do need help, of any kind, please get it.

“I don’t think any of us are looking forward to the run but if we can raise a few quid for a cause that will help others and was close to Craig’s heart then it’ll be worth it.”

The first of the runs started at 12pm on Friday (5 March).

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