102 miles in 25 hours
37 year old James is taking on a full year of physical challenges alongside his partner Krista, to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK. As part of that, James decided to take on the Cotswold Way in one go. The route is 102 miles long from Chipping Camden to Bath Abbey, and has over 4,000 metres of elevation.
This would be a challenging route for anyone, but James decided to take on the entire route completely unsupported. Starting at 7am in the morning, he ran until 8am the next day, completing the challenge in 25 hours. In fact, he is the first person to complete this route unsupported and in one go.
As part of James and Krista’s year of challenges, they have so far raised over £7,000 for Children with Cancer UK, and they’re on track to hit their £10,000 fundraising target.
We are so privileged to have such amazing supporters as James, taking on the most amazing challenges to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. It’s thanks to fundraisers like James that we can continue to invest in life-saving childhood cancer research.
James decided to write down what the experience was like, and kindly provided us with an extract: