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Blue Peter's Radzi runs Baggeridge with youngsters

By Charlotte Callear | Staffordshire entertainment | Published:

Wolverhampton's Blue Peter star Radzi Chinyanganya was in Baggeridge Country Park for the latest stop on his mammoth sporting challenge.

Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell at Baggeridge Country Park with Sam Thursfield, 8, Maisie Fletcher, 8, Emma Seeney, 12, Logan Shields, 11, and Ella Green, 9,

Radzireturned to his home patch with fellow presenter Lindsey Russell for their Sport Relief challenge called Mile-a-Thon where they will run 26 individual miles with 26 schools across the country in four days.

Radzi Chinyanganya with youngsters from Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club

They were joined by youngsters from Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club at Baggeridge.

Earlier in the day the pair did a few laps of the Molineux with pupils from Westcroft School and St Andrew's Primary School.

Radzi Chinyanganya runs laps of the Molineux

The are hoping to achieve more then one million steps by asking children to complete their own mile by running, walking or riding and then recording it on the Blue Peter website.

Radzi Chinyanganya and Lindsey Russell at Baggeridge Country Park

All the steps will be added up and it will be revealed whether they achieved the aim at 5.30pm on March 22 for Blue Peter's Sport Relied special on CBBC.

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It is all to encourage school children to stay fit and health by getting into the habit of regularly walking a mile a day.

Radzi Chinyanganya at Baggeridge Country Park

The challenge will end in Oxford where the team will cross the finish line where Sir Roger Bannister, who died on Saturday (March 3), broke the four-minute mile back in 1954.

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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