94 Miles In 24 Hours In Support Of Our Gloucestershire Veterans
Major Charles Malet is part of our dedicated team of Gloucestershire Ambassadors. He has served with the Coldstream Guards, and completed operational tours of Afghanistan, but now dedicates his time to his work as the ‘brewer, barman, chief cask washer and director’ of Forces Brewery in Cirencester, and Alabaré Ambassador.
In order to raise money for our Gloucestershire Homes for Veterans, Charles, and his two friends Tom and Alex, decided to take on the Gloucester Way challenge – a particularly gruelling 94 mile trek across almost the full width of Gloucestershire, from the Welsh border town of Chepstow to Tewkesbury on the River Severn – and they’d try to complete it in 24 hours – that’s over 3 and a half marathons in one day!
Charles and Alex completed the full 94 miles in 28hrs 59mins. Unfortunately, Tom developed some serious, debilitating knee pain, and retired at the 72 mile mark which he reached after 22 hours. They had each lost around 10 pounds of bodyweight on the route and gained incredible blisters.
Charles documented his entire experience, click here to read his full account of his very long (and tiring) day.
The efforts of Charles, Alex and Tom have already raised an incredible £17,500 and we’re still counting. These funds will make a significant difference to the homeless ex-servicemen and women that we support in our Gloucestershire Homes. If you would like to show your support for his efforts there is still lots of time left to donate: https://my.give.net/gloucestershireway2014.