Clawson Dairy dons lycra for charity

2011 is Long Clawson Dairy’s centenary year.

To mark the historic occasion, the Leicestershire cheese-making co-operative has been visited by Prince Charles and released a recipe book.

Now Clawson staff are organising a series of local events to raise money for charity, led by Peter Tinsley, who is planning to run 100 miles!

Peter Tinsley running the Paris marathon

Between 6pm on June 17 and 6pm the next day, packing administration manager Peter – who has worked for Long Clawson Dairy for 41 years – will take on this unfeasibly gruelling task. He will be raising money for Long Clawson Village Hall & Recreation Ground and – appropriately – will run to the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire.

Following him will be John Burdett and Callum Law, who are cycling 100 miles in aid of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulence.

And taking the same route will be drivers enjoying a 100-mile treasure hunt. Cars will travel through the countryside following clues. This event is open to everyone, costs £15 per car to enter and will raise money for Rainbows. To book a place, call Janice Breedon on 01664 821319.

But the real star of the show is Peter, who will be running the equivalent of almost four marathons in one 24-hour chunk.

Says Peter: “I’m doing it because of the centenary and the Clawson village hall project is a great cause.

“I’ve lived in Clawson all my life and joined the Dairy when I was 13.”

Peter has run 58 marathons in eight countries over the years, so has the experience to take on the 100 miler.

To donate to Peter’s charity, click here.

The 2011 Royal Visit

From the Clawson archives

Matt Wright
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Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.