April 06, 2020
Please have a read of this inspirational challenge undertaken by James Page! He's an inspiration to all of us during these tough times!
After my 6 day ultra Marathon through the Sahara Desert the “Marathon Des Sables” and the London Marathon were postponed I decided to set myself a challenge whilst trying to raise money and awareness for Children With Cancer UK so I decided to run a marathon in my back garden.
I set up an aid station with water, electrolytes and snacks and just started.
It took me 873 laps and 4hrs 57minutes to complete but the best part was breaking through the toilet roll finish made by my son. It’s the only marathon I’ll ever come first in, lol.
I had to change direction every 20mins to save my knees but In a weird way I really enjoyed it, it was a lovely sunny day and the kids were cheering me on. The grass has really taken a pounding and doesn’t seem to be growing back.
I was hoping that maybe a few friends or family would see it on social media and make a donation but it’s gone viral and been on the TV, Radio and over 150 newspapers. I’ve managed to raise nearly £4400 with gift aid and had over 40 donations from complete strangers since it’s been in the media.
The generosity and support I’ve received has been amazing and has really moved me.This is a really tough time for Charities but hopefully this might inspire people to continue with there fundraising efforts.
Want to support Jame's charity? Here's the link to find out more