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Fundraising for ABF The Soldiers' Charity

30 %
raised of £2,500 target
by 41 supporters
  • Team members: none
  • Event: The Spine Race, 14 Jan 2012 to 21 Jan 2012

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

We provide a lifetime of support to the wider Army Family

Charity Registration No. 1146420 & SCO39189


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Hi my name is Mark Caldwell.

I am a keen runner and mountaineer.  I have ran many ultra marathons (30 miles +) and I continue to look for new challenges.  I think I have found the the toughest race in the the UK and possibly Europe.  The event is called the The Spine Race and is 268 miles long, covering the full length of the Pennine Way

It usually takes 3 weeks in good conditions for a walker to complete the Pennine way, I aim to complete the race in 6 days or less.

 Not only is it a huge distance to travel on foot, it is being ran in JANUARY.   This means it will be dark for 16 hours a day making navigation difficult.  No-one will be hold holding my hand as its a solo effort.  There are inherent risks attached to being in the mountains in winter in the UK, getting lost, frostbite, hypothermia, trenchfoot and add to this cumulative effects of fatigue and lack of daylight during the duration I'll exposing myself to the elements (chortle).  I hope I make it!! 

Please  make my efforts to complete this monster challenge worthwhile turn your cash into donations to ABF 'the soldier's' charity.  They do a tremendous job helping our soldiers during and after they have given service to our country.  

About me - I am married to Rachel, with 2 wonderful kids Iona and Cameron.  I live in the North east of Scotland.  I work for Marine Scotland - Compliance.  I am also a TA soldier with Royal Regiment of Scotland, 7 SCOTS B company(Infantry).

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So please dig deep and donate now.


  • *Its a long way*