June 29, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers are ready for 100km 'ultimate marathon'

Two Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers are set to take part in a 100km challenge for a charity close to their hearts this weekend.

James Gadd, 33, and his father in law Barry Whitcombe, 53, are running The Cotswold Way Challenge on Saturday (July 1st), which is a 100km 'ultra marathon' that starts in Bath and finishes in Cheltenham.

James told "I'd been looking for a challenge for a while and when Barry, my father in law, told me about The Cotswold Way Challenge I jumped at the chance to join him."

"We signed up to do it for Cancer Support as it's a fantastic charity and we have all lost someone to, or known someone battle, some form of cancer."

"I myself lost my grandad to lung cancer at the end of 2016 and have lost two friends at young ages to different types of cancer."

"I'm also fortunate enough to have met and know several cancer survivors and by raising what I can I will hopefully help towards there being more survivors than victims."

"100k in one day is certainly going to be a challenge but it pales in comparison to what cancer suffers go through and that will be my motivation to see it through til the end. It is an epic challenge for a worthy cause."

They are doing it for Macmillan Cancer Support so any donations are most welcome via their donations page here.


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