fundraisers complete 100km 'ultimate marathon'
Burnham-On-Sea fundraisers have completed an incredble 100km challenge
for a charity close to their hearts.
Gadd, 33, and his father in law Barry Whitcombe, 53, ran The Cotswold
Way Challenge on Saturday (July 1st), a 100km 'ultra marathon' that
started in Bath and finished in Cheltenham.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We started in Bath at 9am on Saturday
morning going through the night to finish in Cheltenham at 7.50am
on Sunday morning to finish in 22hrs 50mins."
was a very hilly, challenging route through woods, fields and beautiful
added: "It was definitely the toughest challenge either of
us have ever attempted and we climbed a total of 7172ft of elevation
and the step count was a ridiculous 124,645 steps!"
are very pleased to have raised to nearly £3,000 between us
for MacMillan Cancer Support and would like to thank everyone that
has supported us before and during the event, especially Barry's
wife Christine who travelled between each rest stop, and everyone
that has sponsored us. Our Just Giving page is still up if anyone
would like to donate."
said they signed up to do it for the charity as "it's a fantastic
charity and we have all lost someone to, or known someone battle,
some form of cancer."
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."
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."
are doing it for Macmillan Cancer Support so any donations are welcome
via their donations page here.