Scott Castell

Scott's Challenge 169

Fundraising for Magpas Air Ambulance
raised of £16,900 target
by 168 supporters
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Magpas Air Ambulance

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We bring advanced care by land and air 24/7 to save lives and reduce disability


I'm Scott, I'm 35, and I've worked with Magpas Air Ambulance for 4 years - a job I love. Working for Magpas has been an ambition of mine since I attended some of the charity's training courses at Leicester hospital when I was a medical student a decade ago, learning from some of the doctors who helped make Magpas what it is today. After lots of perseverance and determination, I achieved my goal and became part of the Magpas medical team.  

 “I wanted to find a way to raise money for Magpas Air Ambulance  to keep the new helicopter flying and set myself a personal challenge too – something that’s actually hard to do and something that will make people stop and take notice.

Eventually I came to the decision that I would run a total of 169 kilometres, for the AW169 – our new Magpas Air Ambulance – in full kit. 

I remember the man who ran the London Marathon wearing an old diving suit years ago, it took him two weeks, but he did it. I think there’s definitely some inspiration there from him. The Magpas Air Ambulance flight suit and kit bag isn’t quite that heavy, but it will still be a challenge!

The trousers alone filled with all the necessary kit weigh an additional 7 Kilos and with the full kit and bag, it weights approximately 18kg, so it’s a lot more challenging than running normally. It’s very, very hot in a flight suit, and absorbs water from the outside too. Proving challenging in both the summer and winter runs. But every kilometre, every drop of blood, sweat, and tears, will be worth it if it raises funds and helps us save more lives. And who knows, it might inspire others as well!

I’ve always been good at pushing myself physically and mentally, so wanted to put those skills to good use and do something that raises money for this amazing charity to help more people when they need it most. The new air ambulance will make that difference, but it will be a team effort to keep it flying – so I need your help!

Magpas is still a charity that relies on public donations and people taking on challenges to fundraise for the service. That is why I’m doing this, and why I’d love you to sponsor me.

Thank you for reading and I hope I’ve inspired you in a small way to go join in through sponsorship or by challenging yourself
to go #FurtherFasterGreater for Magpas too.

Pre- Covid - I completed two 10km's and 3 Half Marathons.

Now the events are back on and I'm on the countdown to finishing off the challenge

Peterborough 10km - Completed


Bedford Half Marathon


About the charity

Magpas Air Ambulance

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RCN 1119279
Magpas Air Ambulance bring the best pre-hospital emergency care, in the air or on land 24/7, including treatments normally only available in hospital. By providing this advanced care to patients across the East of England and surrounding areas, our charity not only saves lives but limits disability.

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