raise £7,000 for charity by running 7 marathons in 7 days
group of three runners from Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and Bridgwater
have completed an incredible challenge of 7 marathons in 7 days
to raise £7,000 for charity.
trio - Scott Woodberry of Burnham, Matthew Axe of Highbridge and
Tim Scarrott of Bridgwater - were cheered on at the finish line
in Bridgwater by friends and family as they celebrated completed
a gruelling seven days of running.
and Tim finished the fundraiser with plenty of aches but no injuries,
while Matthew completed four of the seven marathons on crutches.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It feels fantastic and almost unbelievable
that each of us has run over 180 miles in seven days!"
whole body is sore and my muscles are incredilby tight, but the
huge amount of money we have raised makes it all worth it."
SEVEN MARATHONS IN SEVEN DAYS:
22nd November - Burnham-On-Sea - Cheddar
- Cheddar - Bristol
- Bristol - Frome
- Frome - Glastonbury
- Glastonbury - Taunton
- Taunton - Minehead
- Minehead - Bridgwater
three of us had painful moments along the way, but the wonderful
support of our friends and family all along the route has kept
us going and made it possible."
finished four marathons on crutches but showed real determination
to keep going and finish."
finish was amazing - we had over 50 people come out to cheer us
and greet us across the finishing line. It was real special moment!"
trio ran in aid of three charities: Petal - The Christine Woodberry
Memorial Trust which supports cancer sufferers, Leukaemia and
Lymphoma Research, and the Heart Foundation.
has been heavily involved in charity work over the past six years
on behalf of Petal that he and his brother and sister set up in
memory of their mum, Christine Woodberry.
all started when two friends he met whilst completing the Five-Peaks
Challenge in 2013 in aid of Petal said they were keen to take
part in another challenge and this was how the team was formed.
The trio put in many hours of training over the past few months
to get ready for the challenge.
of the causes was very dear to our hearts and was at the forefront
of our minds during the challenge," said Scott.
also thanked the trio's sponsors - Taylor's Landscaping, M Mansfield
Estate Agents, Avalon Leisure and Unique Gym in Bridgwater.
has been donated to the mens' charities so far, and further donations
can still be made online via their donations page, which can be
runners starting on Burnham-On-Sea seafront (pics John Campin)