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£704
raised of £600 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £704 to Help raise funds for NI Hospice, NI Chest Heart & Stroke and charities, supported by the Jersey Island Walk.

    Newtownabbey
    Funded on Thursday, 26th September 2019

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    Having visited the island of Jersey on many occasions and still feeling the need for challenges in my advancing years, I have decided to combine the two for a worthwhile purpose..

    At 0300 on Saturday June 22, the Jersey Island Walk (www.islandwalk.je) starts in St Helier, the capital of the island. In a moment of Midsummer Madness, I will be there at the starting line, providing my alarm goes off. The walk consists of 48.1 miles round the coast of the island. It is not a race and while I am not setting myself any time targets, I do have a flight home booked for the afternoon of Sunday June 23!!!!

    I have already been out to Jersey earlier in the year to scout out the route and it is going to be tough going. However, I have been training hard since the New Year and have clocked up over 800 miles (walking, not in the car) in preparation.

    I am asking you for your support to raise funds for the Northern Ireland Hospice, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke and the charities supported by the Jersey Island Walk. I am using crowdfunding rather than the normal Just Giving method so that I can split any funds equally between the three designated charities.

    Every penny I raise will go directly to charity; I am personally covering all the costs (entry fees/ travel/ accommodation etc)

    Any donations, however small, will be greatly appreciated and I will keep you posted on how it is all going.

    Many thanks

    Brian Glencross

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    • Brian Glencross6 months ago
      Brian Glencross

      Brian Glencross

      6 months ago

      Thank you all for your incredible generosity which has helped to beat my target. I'm leaving the page open for a while as I know that there is still a few pounds to be collected. Once things are finalised, I will let you know the final figure. Your support and kind words kept me going when I suffered a few wobbles along Jersey's north coast. Thanks to Donna for all her support on the day, especially as my state of exhaustion on Saturday evening meant that our dinner plans had to be cancelled and replaced by sandwiches from the local Co-Op

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    • Brian Glencross6 months ago
      Brian Glencross

      Brian Glencross

      6 months ago

      I must apologise for the delay in personally updating you on what happened on Saturday; I am just getting back to some kind of normality after a fantastic experience. With some help from Ibuprofen and Haribos, I managed to complete the 48 miles, in just under 14 hours, just before 5pm.. For my fellow geeks, I was 117th out of over 500 finishers, the last of whom got in after midnight. The support from everyone in Jersey was incredible, with hundreds of volunteers dotted around the island, providing much needed refreshments and encouragement.

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    • Brian Glencross6 months ago
      Brian Glencross

      Brian Glencross

      6 months ago

      I have been away for some intensive warm weather training (well I've been on holiday in Rhodes) On reflection, it may not have been the best timing to do this walk just after 2 weeks of Greek beer, wine and food. However, I clocked up another 100 miles or so even though I did manage to acquire a very interesting bruise, after almost impaling myself on a road sign. Also the road between Lindos and Pefkos was good practice for the hill climbing in the middle bit in Jersey. Thanks to everyone for your incredible generosity.

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    7 months ago

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    25

    • Dorothy

      Dorothy

      Jun 23, 2019

      Good on Dorothy’s

    • Melanie McBurney

      Melanie McBurney

      Jun 23, 2019

      Well done Brian!

      £10.00

    • Lynne Olding

      Lynne Olding

      Jun 22, 2019

      Well done Brian

      £10.00

    • Carrickfergus Enterprise

      Carrickfergus Enterprise

      Jun 18, 2019

      Glad to donate for a great cause, Kelli and team at Carrickfergus Enterprise.

      £50.00

    • Aimee Knox

      Aimee Knox

      Jun 18, 2019

      Good luck UB! x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 18, 2019

      Great idea Brian....All the very best from Bethel, Caleb, Joshua, Zion and me! I think Caleb and Joshua may want to join you :)

    • Mal McCartan

      Mal McCartan

      Jun 18, 2019

      £20.00

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