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Mike's 80km Ultra Marathon for St Roccos - Powered by Yellowbus & RAW Strength

Fundraising for St Rocco's Hospice

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  • In memory of: Ivy Threlfall
  • Event: Chester 80km Ultra Marathon, 10 Mar 2018

St Rocco's Hospice

We provide specialist care and support to help those with a life-limiting illness

Charity Registration No. 511592

Story

Hi, I’m Mike Douglass the Commercial Director at Yellowbus.

Several years ago I had to watch a close family member battle with cancer. This had a massive impact on my life (and families!), and how I viewed it. During this time, I was introduced to the work of St Rocco’s – A local hospice and care home for people with life limiting illnesses. The work they do is amazing, and I can’t thank them enough for how they supported the entire family.

It changed my perception of time, values and all I wanted to
do was make a difference. Obviously, I’m in no position to be able to cure cancer, but the best thing I could do was raise money. So 7+ years ago I starting training, and took on some pretty big challenges to Raise money for St Roccos & other cancer Charities.

Fast forward to today, and I have the itch to do something
big again for St Rocco’s. It’s a little different this time – Our business has grown so is very time demanding, and I’m now a dad to my little dude of a son Harrison so I don’t have the time I used to for long intense training.

The challenge? It’s an 80KM Ultra Marathon….

This is when I contacted Anthony Shaw (Owner & Head
coach) of Raw Strength in Birchwood, Warrington for support – I
explained what I was going to attempt, and the limiting factor of time. He jumped at the opportunity to train me using Strength & condition training, instead of long distance running. Anthony has created an intense training program that is short & intense, and means I can increase fitness quickly over a short period of time.

He’s also never trained someone with this technique running
an Ultra marathon so were all keen to see the results : o )

The Facts:

-    Event: Chester 80KM Ultra Run
-    When: March 10th 2018
-    Terrain – Trail with Inclines
-    Time Frame: less than 3 months to get from 5/10KM fitness to 80KM
-    Training: Weight Lifting / High Intensive work outs / Sprints / 5K’s

How can you help?

I need all the help I can get, big and small. All donations would be massively appreciated!

Thanks

Mike J Douglass 
@mikejdouglass

#Yellowbus80
Powered by Yellowbus Solutions Ltd & RAW Strength


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