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George James

60 mile ultra-marathon

I am running a 60 mile (100km) ultra-marathon for Woking Hospice because they are a very deserving local charity.

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  • Event: Race to the Stones, 15 Jul 2017 to 16 Jul 2017

Woking Hospice

We provide palliative care and support to adult patients and their families.

Charity Registration No. 1082798

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In the run up to my 60th birthday in August I decided to undertake a few challenges that involve the number 60.  One of them is to run a 60 mile race.  So, on July 15th I'll be running the Race to the Stones.  This starts in Lewknor, Oxfordshire and follows the Ridgeway all the way to the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire.

The Ridgeway has been described as Britain's oldest road, at least 5,000 years old.  It follows the chalk ridge of the Berkshire Downs and passes numerous Iron Age forts and the famous Uffington White Horse.

I've been training for this for about 4 months and have run over 700km during this time, averaging about 50km per week.  I think I'm ready, but this is a lot further than I've ever run before. I really don't know how I'm going to get on.  There's only one way to find out...

Please donate as much as you can.  Woking and Sam Beare Hospices are a very good local charity providing palliative care that improves the quality of life for local people suffering from terminal illnesses.  A donation of £1 per mile (or even £1 per kilometre) would really help to achieve my target. But any donation, of any size, would be very much appreciated.

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