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Eddie Garner is raising money for Dementia Forward and Alzheimer's Research UK

Run-a-Day 200, 240km challenge run, Hull to Liverpool

Event dates: 10th October 2020 – 12th October 2020


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Total raised so far

£600 by 31 supporters

+£102.50 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

I have planned a run.... a long ultra-run! Longest to-date!! 240km (approx. 150miles) from Hull to Liverpool. East to West. I've routed it past 5 Prem stadiums (Elland Road, Etihad, Old Trafford, Goodison Park, Anfield + suppose will include Huddersfield's ground also, why not!) crossing over the mountains and hills of the Pennines just before hitting Manchester.

The start is 7am Sat 10th Oct at Humber Bridge. The target is to finish by the 60hr mark just before sunset on Mon 12th Oct at Anfield. However, the proper deadline I'll say no more than 72hrs!

I have been running every day since that "one exercise per day" lockdown rule. I've managed to get a new 5k/10k/Half-Mara PBs over this time. Plus as some of you may know have become abit of an addict going for those Strava segments for motivation! :)

A couple weeks before hitting day 100, I planned a 100k route for the 100th day, which was amazing to complete. Being able to run still the next day sparked another idea... day 200, 200k!? So here we are.

I've decided to run this to support two closely related charities equally:

Dementia Forward - supporting people living with dementia and those caring for them, across North Yorkshire. "Something extremely close and relative to our family as my Grandma and Grandad continues to suffer from the disease."

Alzheimer's Research UK - with a mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025; with a vision of a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. "How great a world would be without the fear of the disease for us all!"

I've not set a target amount to raise being reasonably close to the run. I'm not one to often ask for donations. However, every single donation you can make no matter how big or small will 100% push me during those important latter stages of the run. Any donation will be hugely appreciated for a great cause :)

Suppose I best keep running then till the 10th and fingers crossed for no more injuries between now and then (the only thing that would stop me completing this in my mind!)... The going will get tough. I know that. But I'm already going in knowing this, so for when those tougher moments hit... no worries I'll keep on moving forward!

Plus some nice weather would help :D

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Extra run details:

10/10/20 | Hull to Huddersfield | 120.0km | 50% of dist. target | 15hrs target duration

11/10/20 | Huddersfield to Warrington | 73.7km | 31% of dist. | 14.5hrs target duration

12/10/20 | Warrington to Liverpool | 46.5km | 19% of dist. | 13.5hrs target duration

To view detailed route:

https://www.wikiloc.com/running-trails/hull-to-liverpool-final-editv6-56291089

Training and final run to-be recorded on Strava:

https://www.strava.com/athletes/14844225


Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Dementia Forward and Alzheimer's Research UK.

My updates

4 days ago

13th Sunday evening legs log: Both legs fair bit fatigued in general.. niggles on left ankle/right shin, still runable nothing too major (not so bad once get going, just use tubigrip support during repair).. will try to shorten just do recovery runs over week see how they are next Sun!

(realised also that these double question marks "??" on the comments are probs because the webpage doesn't support emojis as to why these question marks are appearing instead!!)

6 days ago

Wow already over £400 after only 5 days!! Thank you. Donators, please press the share button and send onwards if you think others might like to contribute to this run/cause as well! ??

1 week ago

Big big thanks to Danny Wakeham, who has also offered to help buddy run a Marathon of the route with me! :)

1 week ago

Cousin Gemma Foster and family have kindly let me stay for a major checkpoint at Huddersfield overnight!! (including possibly running support from Gemma both late sat and early Sun... hugely appreciated!)

Eddie Garner is fundraising for 2 charities

Dementia Forward

Charity number: 1148225

Alzheimer's Research UK

Charity number: 1077089

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Recent donations

yesterday

Leanne, Chris and family

Good luck you nutter!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

yesterday

Tony and Nicky Foster

Wishing you every success

£20.00

yesterday

Charlie Clissitt

Incredible / bonkers run - good luck Eddie! You are superhuman.

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

2 days ago

Katrina Poucher

Good luck Eddie! Super proud of you x x

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

3 days ago

Sarah Henderson

Speechless at this amazing endeavour. All being well I’ll find my voice by the time you get to Selby and cheer you on your way as you will run right past our house. Good luck!

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

4 days ago

Anonymous

£5.00

4 days ago

Jonny Hutchison

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

4 days ago

Jonny Tattersall

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

4 days ago

Gemma Foster

Incredible Edward, looking forward to seeing and supporting you at the halfway point. What do you want for tea? ?? xx

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

1 week ago

Ed Hopewell

All the best Eddie ... great cause!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

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