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Philip Holmes

This year I will take up the double challenge of overcoming a training injury to take on my toughest run so far - 50km across Dartmoor in one day...

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At the end of last year my left knee started causing me severe pain, even at rest. I put this down to too much marathon running and Father Time telling me to stop as my joints were no longer up to it. Belatedly, I went to see my physio two days ago who diagnosed tendinopathy of my left patella (knee cap to you and me). He attributed this to an injury somewhere along the line not helped by my biomechanics which he described as "rubbish". Steady, man, I'm almost 58. Anyway, the good news is that he is convinced I can resume the running that I have missed so much. "All" I need to do is to sort out those errant biomechanics with rehabilitation exercises he has prescribed. He's recommended that I start cycling so I have signed up at the local gym (oh no!) and will be spending a couple of hours each week on the static bikes there. This is going to be such hard work and I really need your moral and financial support please to inspire me to the greater heights of Dartmoor in September! I will be taking up this challenge to raise funds we need very badly to allow ChoraChori to rescue even more Nepali children this year. Please help if you can.

Event details

The 50km Traverse of Dartmoor

I will be taking on this Challenge with the support of Climb South West who will ensure that I don't get lost. The 50km trail runs from south to north and will take me through some of the most remote parts of Dartmoor. Starting at Okehampton railway station, it passes through Postbridge and finishes in Ivybridge. Highlights along the way include the East Okement valley, Hangingstone Hill, the East Dart valley, Bellever Tor, West Dart stepping stones, Ryder’s Hill, a clapper bridge over the upper Avon river, the Dartmoor Volcano and stunning views along the Erme valley and out to sea. Not that I will be enjoying those very much!

Please dig deep and help me with some sponsorship towards a really worthy cause. The nice people at BT MyDonate provide this online fundraising service for free, charging only a few pence for unavoidable credit card processing fees. They even claim Gift Aid for the charity as a freebie. So your sponsorship can be made to go a very long way.

Many thanks!

Event date

08-September-2018 07:00  - 
08-September-2018 15:00

Event type

Running / Walking

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Dartmoor Railway, Okehampton Railway Station Station Road,
EX20 1EJ,


Very best wishes for your challenge, Philip.
Donation by D&IH
on 21-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-06-2018
£62.50 gift aid
Cash received for sale of products
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-01-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck for this good cause
Donation by Rodney
on 19-01-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Keep running Philip ! It is good to support Chora Chori
Donation by Sue and John Webb
on 18-01-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £435.00
Offline Donations: £1,250.00
Total Raised: £1,685.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,777.50

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