Marathon a Month for Rose: June’s challenge

Lee continues his epic marathon challenge to fundraise for the Rose Education Foundation.

Lee’s story: June 2021 – Race to the Castle (100k mixed trail ultra) – Saturday 26th

On Saturday 26th June 2021, I took on the Threshold Trail Series – Race to the Castle – a 100km mixed trail run from Kirkharle to Bamburgh Castle in the North East of England. What a challenge it was. 4,000ft of elevation and some great trails made for a tough but really enjoyable experience.

All of the staff involved were brilliant, and the checkpoints were all extremely well-stocked. I lost count of how many bananas I ate (8… 9), and the signage was fantastic throughout, even running in the dark.

I also couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, who met me along the way regularly. Also, a massive thank you to Jen Harrison for keeping me laughing, motivated and stocked with salt tablets, pain killers, oh and bananas. 🤣 Awesome running with you Jen!

My feet (due to the rain and constantly being wet) were in pieces for a few days afterwards; they are finally feeling ok now!

Thank you for all the support, and now onto the next one this coming Sunday, 11th July.

If you would like to sponsor me for my Marathon a Month challenge, please click here to go to my Just Giving page.