Triple marathon in less than 24 hours
Posted on 24th April 2012 by Liz in Fundraising
A massive vote of thanks to fundraiser, Phil Hutchinson, who managed to run the equivalent of three marathons in under 24 hours when he took part in The Oner over the weekend of 21st/22nd April – an eye-watering 78.6 mile run along the Jurassic coast-line in Dorset. Phil completed the event in around 23 hours, coming in 20th out of only 29 participants to finish. For the last 50 miles he really had to grit his teeth to carry on because one of his legs was so painful and, quite unashamedly, he was forced to walk the last two miles to the finishing line.
Phil was inspired to take part in this gruelling challenge because the best friend of his partner has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Angie, the mother of a 10 month old baby, suffered a stroke last year when she had brain surgery and was left temporarily unable to talk or move her right arm or leg. She is now making a good recovery from the stroke, but she is still unable to walk properly.
Phil is hoping to raise £2,740 to pay for a full day of research at our dedicated brain tumour research centre in Portsmouth and have a tile placed on our Wall of Hope . To sponsor Phil and help him reach his target, please go to www.justgiving.com/Phil-Hutchinson0