Simon Speight

Run Chester 100 miles

Fundraising for The Prince of Wales Hospice, Pontefract
raised of £8,000 target
by 393 supporters
In memory of Anita Speight
We provide 24 hour specialist care to support people with a terminal illness


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Remember your donation goes direct to the hospice

My latest challenge : running 100 miles in under 24 hours!

Link to: Chester Ultra 100 - GBultras - on 14 April 2024

I am raising money for hospice care, in memory of my sister, Anita.

Anita lost a short, unexpected, battle with brain cancer, lasting only 7 weeks and 2 days :-(

After witnessing first-hand, the love and care they provided for Anita, I vowed to help where I could. 

More details on my journey at Arfapanc
or my Instagram 
Simon Speight (@simon_arfapanc_speight) • Instagram photos and videos

My challenges so far….

May 2021 – 10x10x10 : run 10k every day for 10 days

Aug 2021 – Pontefract 10k

Sep 2021 – missed Great North run due to serious illness
(Pancreatitus) : lost half my pancreas, now got Type 3c Diabetes, major changes to lifestyle and diet required!

Mar 2022 – returned to work after 6 months : had to start
all over again with my fitness

May 2022 – Pontefract 10k

Jun 2022 – Doncaster Half Marathon

July 2022 – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Sep 2022 – Great North Run

Nov 2022 – First Marathon

Mar 2023 – First Ultra Marathon (50km / 31 miles)

May 2023 – Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (my wife’s first

Aug 2023 – 12 Hour Endurance event (ran 78km/48 miles, 187

Latest challenge….

Apr 2024 – Chester 100 Miles Ultramarathon in under 24

You can track me live via 

RaceTracker – Chester Ultra 100 Mile 2024

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, the support

has been incredible, the level of kindness and encouragement is way beyond what I expected.  

This is what motivates me to keep doing what I do.  I would rather
fail trying than not try at all.  Look after your mind and body and keep smiling folks 😊

Kindest regards

Simon "arfapanc" Speight

ps. that's what my kids have nicknamed me for having half a pancreas lol

About the charity

We are passionate about supporting people with life-limiting illness and their families in a positive, caring and practical way. We are an integral part of the Five Towns' community offering round-the-clock support 365 days a year. Thank you for helping us to continue to make a difference.

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