Derbyshire 100 mile challenge
Running the length of Derbyshire with fellow Shelton Striders Dave Thornton and Harry Sloan. See www.derbyshiremind.org.uk/category/derbymind_news/
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Donations accepted until 28-09-2015
Dave Thornton, Harry Sloan and Andy Brooks are three aged
running enthusiasts from Derbyshire with a combined age of 174. On 27/28 June 2015 they entered the record books by completing a gruelling feat that nobody has ever achieved before. They ran the length of Derbyshire non-stop and off-road – 100 miles of mud, rocks and hills.
In addition to showcasing Derbyshire as one of the best
places on the planet to get out for a run, they aim to raise awareness of the benefits to mental wellbeing that can be gained from running/jogging/walking in
the great outdoors, and raise funds for a local charity - Derbyshire Mind.
Derbyshire Mind is an independent local charity which
delivers a variety of services to support those experiencing or caring for someone with a mental health problem – something which affects 1 in 4 people in
The trio started the D100 challenge at 8:08am on 27th June. Their route of almost exactly 100 miles took them from the most northerly to most southerly point in Derbyshire via Black Hill, Kinder Scout, Castleton, Bakewell, Matlock, Derby and Hartshorne. They all successfully crossed the finish line on the Derbys/Leics border 31hours 23mins later at 3:31pm on 28th June.
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