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Joseph Morrell

A run round Lake Windermere... Everyday... For 10 days

10 Marathons in 10 days. for Brathay Trust because the Brathay Trust inspire so many young people!

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Brathay 10in10

In 2007 Sir Christopher Ball suggested that the Windermere Marathon incorporated a 10 marathons in 10 days event. 12 years later it's one of the "UK's toughest running events".

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Story

So... I hadn't done a marathon before May 2018. It was May time whilst gaining University placement hours, where that was all about to change. Unbeknownst to me I was about to become infested by what marathon runners refer to as the marathon 'bug', or more to the point the 'Brathay effect'. It was during this time that I had the pleasure of meeting an elite alliance known as the 2018 Brathay 10in10ers!.

As a Sports rehabilitator and therapist supporting the athletes as they ran 10 marathons in 10 days, it quickly became apparent that although humanity has its unpleasantries, the  human spirit and determination remained fruitful in the eyes of the 10in10ers. This was more so heightened by the athlete I was coupled up with, who never failed to inspire, finishing every marathon of the 10 days within 3.33:00!!! ( and nah, it wasn't like a love island coupling up...!). The rumours say that his real name was 'Ironman Paul'.  

After 9 days of sharing stories, laughter and some emotional tears it was finally time for me to start my first marathon! At this point I should point out that I was eloquently... okay, easily persuaded to take part in this challenge by the Inspirational 2018 10in10ers. I thought to myself "If they can do 10, I can do 1". Obviously they became famous last words as I struggled round the course in 4.33:55, but most importantly every 10in10er finished!

So to the matter at hand. After witnessing everything that these heroic athletes had achieved, it has inspired me and 19 others to run in the 2019 Brathay 10in10 and try to emulate the achievements of the 2018 runners. To do this and fundraise for the Brathay Trust who work fantastically to inspire young people to greater things fills me with great pride. Finally, I ask you to give generously and really make a difference.  Being a young cancer survivor I strongly believe that every young person deserves a chance at life and this is a wonderful opportunity to enable these young people to live out their dreams and make a positive impact not only for themselves but in their communities.

Many thanks for your generosity!!!!!

A note from the Brathay trust: Our charitable work is underpinned by enterprising fundraising and our supporters’ commitment. We know that, enthused by the belief in the transformational power of people working together, you can help us make a positive difference. Work with us to transform the lives of young people. There are so many ways to help and discover the Brathay effect that is at the heart of everything we do.

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