OW Johnnie Wraith (A 86) is running a marathon a month in 2018, raising money for 4 charities close to his heart.
“Although each marathon is less tough than the 100 miles, the need to stay focused and to make time each month means that the challenge is in our heads all year. And, therefore, so are the charities.”
Johnnie, and his running buddy Adam, are raising money and awareness for Down’s Syndrome Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Johnnie has set himself a few targets over the last few years, with ever increasing distances. After the 2016 126 mile challenge, and the inaugural Great Strides 65 Ultramarathon in 2017, he has decided to challenge himself to completing a marathon each month for a year. He says, “In some ways, it may not be as tough as cramming 126 miles into two runs; in others we think that the need to stay focused on achieving this through the year, whatever else is happening, will be harder.”
Many of the marathons will be unofficial, but all will be tracked to ensure compliance.
They would like to invite you to take park in some of the runs, and, if you can, help to raise more money on the way for these great causes!
To find out more about their story, about the charities, and to support their efforts, head over to Putney Grumps where you can follow their journey.