St Mary's Church
By Rob McLoughlin - 15th June 2020 7:00pm
Participants in the Endure 24-hour Challenge set off to a glorious start at 12pm on Saturday 13th June, with a group led by Nick Leale striding enthusiastically onto the circuit beginning the first lap of the twenty four hour challenge.
The tag team continued in the sunshine, receiving encouragement in the form of wishes, cookies and coffees at the base on the village green.
As the first day edged into the evening, so the sunshine stepped aside and a torrent of rain, thunder and lightening filled the skies.
Rachel Martin, Natalie Giles, Rachael Barnard and Sarah Heydon, soaked, splashed their way through the route before handing over to the night time shift.
Daylight moved to darkness and head torches and high visibility jackets became the new uniform as Alex Giles, Rob McLoughlin, Phil Barnard, Chris Martin, and Nick Leale trod the silent pavements and roads as the village slept.
Dawn broke with the first four legged team member, Mabel the dog, accompanied by Maggie McLoughlin, Kayleigh Hall and Sarah Heydon welcoming the new day. Handing over to Rachael Barnard and then to Kate Leale, running the breakfast shifts.
By the time we reached the end of the 24 hours on Sunday lunchtime, a total 142 miles had been covered by the team of 11 adults and various children.
A special mention to our youngest runner Morten Giles and other children and adults who ran at least one lap along the way, often at a moment's notice!
Thanks to Damon Cater, Will Leale, Al Martin, Felix, Eddie McLoughlin, Maggie McLoughlin and Kayleigh Hall in accompanying adult team members during the early morning and day time shifts!
A wonderful team effort inspired by Jamie Hall and a great occasion when the village came together with their support in cheers, cakes and donations.
Thanks Haddenham for your support for the wonderful NHS.
At the time of writing, the event has raised over £3,200
If you fancy chipping in a few extra quid, please visit the JustGiving page
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