Laura's Running Challenge 2018
Monthly Ultra-marathon and Marathon challenge for Pound for piper because they need help to maintain the Piper Memorial
The Piper Alpha Memorial in Aberdeen commemorates the 167 souls who lost their lives in the Piper Alpha disaster. The Pound for Piper Memorial Trust aims to raise £1million by the 6th July 2013 in order to repair the memorial and pay for the upkeep of the gardens for many years to come.
Charity Registration No. SC043546
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha oil disaster which was the worst ever oil disaster, claiming the lives of 167 men on 6th July 1988. My dad was one of those 167. The Piper Alpha Memorial in Hazelhead Park, Aberdeen, has the name of every man etched into it and ensures that we keep their memory alive and remember the great sacrifice they made. Many lessons were learned from this disaster and it is vital that we keep their memory alive. Lest we forget.
The Pound for the Piper Memorial Trust work tirelessly to raise funds to maintain the memorial and surrounding gardens. (www.poundforpiper.co.uk).
This year, on the 30th anniversary, I would like to raise funds to support them in this endeavour.
I have set myself the challenge of running a marathon or ultra-marathon every month in 2018. These races range from 26.2 miles to 86 miles offering a tough challenge. I would appreciate your support through donations. You could donate a little after I complete each race or make a one-off donation.
Either way, you can follow my progress here and on facebook. Thanks in advance for supporting this cause that lies close to my heart and that of the other Piper families.
January: The Winter Wychavon Way 40 miles; February: The Winter Railway Ultra 36 miles; March: Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra 55 miles; April: Boston UK Marathon 26.2miles; May: St. Illtyds Ultramarathon 100km; June: Race to the Tower Double-marathon 53 miles; July: Chiltern Challenge 50km; August: The Ridgeway Challenge 86 miles; September: Berlin Marathon 26.2 miles October: TBC; November: TBC; December: TBC