fundraiser completes incredible 100-mile challenge
Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser has completed an incredible 100-mile fitness
challenge in aid of a local charity.
Topham, 27, a personal trainer, took on the challenge of walking
and running ten circuits of a 10-mile route around Burnham, Highbridge
and Brent Knoll during Saturday (July 28th) for Children's Hospice
was cheered off by supporters and friends on the seafront at 8.30am
on Saturday and finished it in an impressive time of 21 hours, two
minutes and 47 seconds.
completed a total of 171,272 steps and burned 15,769 calories, raising
over £1,500 for charity.
up and down Brean Down 100 times in a day in a previous challenge
last year, but says this was considerably more difficult.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, he said: "It's been an awesome challenge
- the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It was ten times
harder than the Brean Down challenge, but it was so worth it."
couldn't have done it without the support of so many other people
who joined me during the challenge, doing numerous distances to
acompany me from 10-45 miles. I was never on my own - even through
the night when I never hadless than six people with me."
Curtis of Cardea Massage and Sonia at the Bay View were fantastic
- it has been unbelievable."
has been following a gruelling training regime in readiness for
the 100-mile walking and running challenge.
shown on the map below, each of the ten loops of the course took
him through Highbridge, Brent Knoll, Berrow and Burnham-On-Sea.
of my constant goals in life is to positively help as many people
as I can. I love doing challenges that show there are no limits.
They are only in your mind," he adds.
money kindly donated will help the hospice provide care for children
with life-limiting conditions and their whole family across the
care they offer ranges from respite and short breaks, to emergency
care, palliative care and end of life care - a really good cause."
Curtis of Cardea Massage was on hand to support Sonny during the
challenge by giving him a massage after every 10 mile loop.
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