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Wibles' ultramarathon challenge

running a crazy distance for Cystic Fibrosis Trust because it's a debilitating condition and we need a cure!

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  • Event: London2Brighton Challenge, 25 May 2013

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

We work throughout the UK with one mission to beat cystic fibrosis for good

Charity Registration No. 1079049 (England and Wales) & SC040196 (Scotland)

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page!

Well, I did it! 25th May: 12h 51m

big huge thanks to all the generous donors to helped me hit my ambitious total, and to all those sending messages of support.

Anyone want to do it with me next year? :) :)

Previous notes:

Some of you may have already heard that I am going to run 100km from London to Brighton this year. I promise I won’t deluge you with information (unless you really want it :) ). Here's some information about what I’m doing, and how you can support the CF trust, the really good cause which is my ultimate reason for doing this craaaazy race.

Racing and training

The race is organised by Action Challenge and 3,000 people entered last year. Only 400 of those ran the course with most finishing in under 15 hours. I would like to “just finish”. So I will be setting off on Saturday 25 May at 6:00am and I hope to be finished by sun-down.

London 2 Brighton: the race details are here.

I started a 24-week training programme was started on 10 December last year and it is due to take me along 1350 miles of scenic Oxfordshire countryside. That’s an average of more than 8 miles a day, every day, day-after-day, for 168 days! The programme is designed by hardcore ultramarathoners and includes delightful back-to-back weekend runs of Friday 12M, Saturday 25M and Sunday 32M.

You can follow my progress in the run-up to the race, and find my training programme on my blog which is here:

·         http://www.wibles.net/ultrablog/

I will be mic’ed up on the day so if you feel like breaking the monotony of 12+ hours on the road with an encouraging call, then it would be most welcome!

Serious bit

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a faulty gene which controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. With the condition, the lungs and digestive system become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food.

Surprisingly, more than 2m people in the UK carry the faulty gene – around 1 in 25 of the population. Currently only half of people with CF will live past the age of 41, so the majority of people who have the condition are the youngest in society.

There is currently no cure for CF but many treatments are available to help people manage it... and help them to lead a more fulfilling life! And this is why I want to raise fund to help research treatments for this debilitating genetic condition.

My personal link with CF is that my god-daugher, Meaghan, was diagnosed with the condition when she was young. It's really for her, and all those who live with CF daily, that I'm doing this.

Help!

Julia and I have raised just over £6,700 for Cystic Fibrosis in the UK, and we would like to take that running total (no excuses for bad pun) to more than £10k this time!

If you’d like to support in this ambitious target, then the direct link for the fundraising site is here:

·         http://www.justgiving.com/Wibles-Ultra-2013/

Thanks for reading this far.. and thanks for your continued support.

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