David Williamson

David's 34th Wheelchair Marathon for the Enham Trust 100 Challenge

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We support disabled people to live, work and enjoy life


Right then folks, here we go again...

My 34th wheelchair marathon in 5 years. No wonder I'm knackered!

This time I'm raising money for the Enham Trust; a charity based in Hampshire that supports disabled people to live, work and enjoy life to the full, as independently as possible.

This year is their 100th anniversary and the work they do is vital in providing support and accessible environments with personalised care that promotes independence and access to activities and employment that promote education, self-fulfilment and achievement.

So on Wednesday July 14th at The Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth I will once again be taking on 106 laps to get me to that 26.2 miles (or 42.2km if you're that way inclined) finish line.

I'm fully expecting this to be a lot harder than the individual maras in the #30in30 series - I'm two years older and my shoulders have a heck of a lot more wear and tear on them than before. So this is really going to be an exercise in will-power over body-power. Mind over matter.

I'm going to need every ounce of that famous determination, stubbornness and refusal to quit. Because this one is gonna *hurt*.

David Williamson had both legs amputated through the knees when he was a few months old. As well as completing 33 wheelchair marathons - including the #30in30 event in 2019 - he has taken part in 5 Great South Runs, a 24 hour wheelchair push - #Willow24 - and played over 300 games of Sitting Volleyball for South Hants Sitting Volleyball and is currently Head Coach at Sitting Bucks.

He is a 3 times HBSA and 1 time EHSA Disabled Sportsperson of the Year, was a finalist at the Amplifon Brave Briton awards in the Charity Champion category, is a 2 times National Diversity Award nominee and a Pride of Britain nominee. In 2020 he was named on the Shaw Trust Power 100 as one of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

#SeeTheAbility #NotTheDis



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Enham Trust

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Enham Trust is a disability charity that has been supporting disabled people to live, work and enjoy life for 100 years. Everything we do centres around supporting disabled people to live a full life, with opportunities to participate in many of the things we take for granted.

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