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Chris Baynham-Hughes

5 days, 315+km and 15,500m of ascent (and descent!). Running the length of Wales down the mountainous spine. One of the toughest footraces on earth.

Raising money for
HIP in Cheshire

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In 2006 I suffered a brain injury from an RTA. Rebuilding from that incident was a long and tough road. HIP in Cheshire supported me through that transition and made an enormous difference to my family. It's a deeply personal charity for me and I hope my plans are crazy enough to convince you to make a donation to the charity. Head injuries can be totally devastating, all are pretty unique and they are more common than you think. I can personally stand up and say this charity makes a real difference on the ground. Your support is something I am extremely grateful for.

Event details

The Dragon's Back Race

The event is self funded (approaching £1k to enter)

in 2012 I took on the Dragon's back. It almost broke me. I was one of only 29 that completed it and the next day I was wheeled from A&E with both legs and feet fully bandaged. It was the greatest adventure I'd ever had and one of my proudest achievements.

In 2017 I took it on again to finish it in the way I wanted to. I was strong and finished stronger. Again, less than half the field finished. I enjoyed it so much that a rush of blood to my head lead to the romantic vision of a hat trick of finishes. Several (unrelated) injuries have left me under trained for this now, but by I'm in panic training and determined to finish it for HIP.
It's a race that totally grips and inspires me. It regularly makes lists such as this one:

My Aim is to finish and have enough left to run an extra day to Swansea and touch the water (the ultimate coast to coast).

No event has ever asked me to give more. Finishing is very far from a given, but who wants to start a race they know they can finish eh?

Event date

20-May-2019 06:00  - 
24-May-2019 19:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Well done Chris. Massive achievement.
Donation by Eleanor
on 03-06-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-06-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Nice one fella, looks like a lovely day (or two) out in the hills!
Donation by Andy Lole
on 01-06-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Great achievement! Well done Chris...
Donation by Colin McArthur
on 31-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Amazing achievement Chris. Well done
Donation by The Smith family
on 31-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Blimey. Glutton for punishment. Ouch.
Donation by Andy W
on 29-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
great job
Donation by steve
on 29-05-2019
£10.00 gift aid
Can't believe I really said that in my earlier donation! Don't ask me again for at least 10 years ;-) #ChrisIsFitter
Donation by Dave D.
on 29-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Colm Doherty
on 29-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Fantastic finish Chris. Lovely to see you on Tuesday! Very very well done! Xxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,555.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,555.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,070.00

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