News John Hunt & Pete Gough Take On 50 Mile Challenge John Hunt & Pete Gough Take On 50 Mile Challenge

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2015-07-14 11:58:00

John Hunt & Pete Gough Take On 50 Mile Challenge

This Sunday John Hunt & Pete Gough will be taking on the 50 Mile Challenge! (Although it is in fact 52.96 miles!!)

John and his good friend and running buddy Peter are running the 50 mile challenge on the 19th of July, and raising funds for the Pilgrims Hospice, which is a charity that is very close to John's heart. They helped him and his family through some very tough times over the past 7 years. In 2007 John's father in law Mick was diagnosed with cancer, and sadly after a brave fight passed away soon after. Then in 2013 his mum was also diagnosed with cancer, and sadly she also lost her battle. Both times were devastating to both families and one of the only bright spots was the amazing care they got in their final days from the nurses and doctors from the Pilgrims Hospice, made the toughest of times just that little bit more bearable.

It was at the time of John's mums diagnosis that he decided to take up running. He's not sure if it was his mums illness that inspired him to get fit, or the fact he was relatively unfit anyway..

Fast forward 2 years and he is still running strong, and has managed to run a few marathons, which he is extremely proud of, and he knows his mum and Mick would be proud of him too. He then got to thinking how he could do something for charity. He considered running a marathon to raise money but whilst completing marathons are impressive, 50 miles is a little bit more impressive and it's beyond anything that John and Pete have ever tried before. He's not sure if they can do it but they're going to give it their best shot. If you would like to donate to help this amazing charity, then you can do so by visiting John's Just Giving Page. 

https://www.justgiving.com/john-hunt13

 

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