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Gary Holmes

Gary's 300 Mile Challenge

Walking / Running / Biking 300 Miles for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity because they provide support for bereaved parents.

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  • In memory of: Isaac Holmes
  • Event: Yorkshire Marathon 2015, 11 Oct 2015

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

We provide support services and work to reduce the number of baby deaths

Charity Registration No. 299679 & SC042789


October 2014 our life changed forever. 

We went to the hospital on the 7th October as Corinne started to develop some pain. At 21.30 we were told that Isaac had a healthy heart beat but to stay in for monitoring and for an ultrasound the next day. However, at 04.30 on the 8th October Corinne's waters broke and Isaac was born asleep at 07.01. 

SANDS have been extremely supportive and they have helped us to pick ourselves back up. Your donations will help SANDS provide support to other families who have suffered with the loss a baby. They also promote research to reduce the loss of babies.

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After signing up for a couple of other activities. I've decided to incorporate this for SANDS to hopefully get a bit more awareness and funds. As you may already know, I have run the Leeds Half Marathon earlier this year and cycled 30 Miles in an organised event. I have now decided to add a few more events before the Marathon so that I'll hopefully be in really good condition (or a broken man) by the time the Marathon comes.

Here is my 2015 Schedule...

Yorkshire Half Marathon. 13.1 Miles. May 10th

30 Mile Bike Ride. 7th June.

Ben Nevis Climb. 10.7 Miles. 14th July

Yorkshire 3 Peaks. 25 Miles. 1st August 

National 3 Peaks 33.8 Miles (Plus 443 Miles of driving in 24 Hours). 29th August

55 Mile Bike Ride 13th September

100 Mile Bike Ride 20th September

X Runner Wild Warrior. 10 KM (6.2 Miles). 27th September

Yorkshire Marathon. 26.2 Miles. 11th October.