Kathy raises £327 by entering Devon ultramarathon
Kathleen raises £327 by entering Devon ultramarathon
Kathleen, from South Molton, took part in the 117 mile non-stop Devon Coast to Coast Ultramarathon on the 15th and 16th of May 2021 and has so far raised more than £327 for Calvert Trust Exmoor.
Kathleen joined the other runners on the start line at 6 am on Saturday in Wembury on the South Devon coast. From there, the aim was to run across Devon through the night, hoping to finish Sunday evening at Lynmouth.
Sadly Kathleen could not finish and had to stop, but she is still pleased to have covered 68 miles non-stop in 23 hours and to have raised money for a charity close to her heart.
She told us: “It is my passion to be out on the moors and the coastal paths in Devon. I love that Calvert Trust aims to make Exmoor accessible to everyone, and if I can do something to help others access this incredible outdoor area that we live in, then I’m only too happy to do so.”
Before the event, Kathleen said: “It seemed fitting to dedicate this particular challenge to raising money for Calvert Trust Exmoor, as I will be running across both National Parks in Devon, and Calvert Trust was set up to make the National Parks accessible for everyone.”
Afterwards, she added: “Whilst I’m disappointed to not finish the ultramarathon, I’m proud to have covered the miles I did in very difficult circumstances. There were some highlights, including meeting a friendly farmer at midnight who gave me some money for Calvert Trust Exmoor. But then tiredness took over and the hallucinations began, causing me to pull out.
“I’ve not been put off doing ultramarathon events though and will be tackling the Climb South West Jurassic Coast 100km ultramarathon in June, again raising funds for Calvert Trust Exmoor.”
Everyone at Calvert Trust Exmoor thanks Kathy for smashing her fundraising target of £250 and we look forward to hearing all about her next challenge. Well done Kathleen!
25th Birthday Appeal
The money raised has gone towards Calvert Trust Exmoor’s 25th Birthday Appeal to fundraise £250,000 in 2021, encouraging everyone, regardless of disabilities, and current circumstances, to do something active whilst raising money.