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To raise money and awareness for Christian Aid, I've managed to (just about) run, walk and hobble the SW Coast Path from Minehead to Land's End in 7 days.  I'll do the rest if the SW Coast Path over the next year. Christian Aid works with some of the poorest people in the world; their work is life-saving, in places from Gaza to Syria to Sudan.

The SW Coast Path is perhaps  the longest and most challenging route in the country.  I hope that my attempt at it will help me to help Christian Aid.  Have a look at the stats below to see the scale of the challenge.

Overall Route Minehead to Land's End to Poole

Distance 630 miles (1,008km)

Ascent 35,000m

ALL IN 16 DAYS! - 14-29 August 2014

Which means...

Average daily distance 45 miles (72km)

Average daily ascent 2,500m

Total number of marathons 24.05

Marathons per day 1.72

Equivalent times up Ben Nevis per day 1.86

Equivalent total times up Everest 3.96

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Thank you and God bless you.


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Updates 12

I did Minehead - Lands End in 7 days and there reached my limits, of body and mind. I will do the S coast of the SWCP over the coming year, in sections. I hope that this is ok with everyone!

21/08/14 03:30

End of day 3 on SW Coast Path. 175km & 5867m ascent so far! Thanks for all the support and sponsorship.

16/08/14 09:21

On BBC Radio Bristol, 8.20 on Sunday 10 Aug to talk about the coast path run and the work of Christian Aid.

08/08/14 03:44

Just connected to twitter @revmikehaslam Follow me as I prepare for the coast path.

05/08/14 08:06

Another Sunday morning run. Looking forward to the end of term and a decent amount of time to train, and sleep!

06/07/14 04:22

Raising money for

Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Charity Registration No. 1105851

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision - an end to poverty - and we believe that vision can become a reality. All donations made on the main page will go to our general funds.

Donations 87

Good luck with your ongoing campaign for a very worthy cause!

Donation by Philip Williams on 26/02/15

A really fantastic effort!

Donation by Gaby Grace on 05/11/14


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

Just read your article on the Bath and Wells Diocese website. What a fantastic effort and good luck with completing the rest of the coast path.

Donation by Chris & Tina Collins on 24/10/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 20/10/14


Well done Mike!

Donation by Jude on 23/09/14

From a Church Times reader who is hugely impressed

Donation by Ann Peterken on 12/09/14


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Well done Mike!

Donation by Rachael Logsdon on 10/09/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Amazing challenge! Keep it going, all the best

Donation by Rebecca Pharaoh (Owen) on 06/09/14


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by John Thompson on 05/09/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/09/14

Well done Mike! Enjoy some very well deserved rest and recuperation. David & Jennie Barge

Donation by David Barge on 26/08/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Lands End is fine by me Mike ! Still a fantastic achievement. Hope you are recovering well. Love, Ailsa

Donation by Ailsa Newton on 24/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Carol on 23/08/14

Well done Michael! Hope you reach your goal.

Donation by Chris and Sally Webb on 22/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Mike. I know the pain you felt going up - and especially down - all those hills will be put into context by you of the suffering of all those Christian Aid are seeking to help.

Donation by Revd Phil on 22/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Mike, its an amazing thing to do.

Donation by Dean Whitaker on 22/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Mike you can do this!!! You're amazing!

Donation by Iain McFarlane on 20/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

We are thinking of you whilst you are undertaking this impressive challenge!

Donation by Katie & David on 19/08/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

From the Markey's in Luxembourg

Donation by Anonymous on 18/08/14


A brilliant challenge.. Keep going! The cause is excellent and worth some struggle!

Donation by Pauline Pearson on 18/08/14

God bless you on your trip!

Donation by Anonymous on 18/08/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by St Michael the Archangel Alcombe on 18/08/14


You must do this, I do Ironman triathlon which is a walk in the park compared to this. Truly inspirational!

Donation by Ged Ormerod on 17/08/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

my husband met you today (15th) just outside Barnstaple - he says don't forget the lampposts! Christian Aid is a great charity, all the very best

Donation by Sarah Harcombe on 15/08/14


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Keep on running and what a fantastic achievement well done Mike

Donation by Maria & Phil Maye on 15/08/14


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,695.00
  • Offline donations£1,177.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,872.00
  • Gift Aid£361.25

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