Radstock man's 24 hour Remembrance day run through Mendip

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By abbie_glasto | Thursday, November 08, 2012, 16:24

Radstock runner, John Reynolds, has challenged himself to run 100 miles in 24 hours, the day before Armistice day in aid of Help for Heroes.

Mr Radstock will leave the headquarters of 40 Commando at Norton Manor Camp, Taunton at 8am on Saturday, November 10, across the Somerset Levels, to Glastonbury and across the Mendips, running through the night with plans to arrive at Royal Wootten Bassett on Remembrance Sunday.

He will be carrying a 28lb back pack and wearing army boots as he tackles this charity challenge.

When Mr Reynolds finally arrives in Wiltshire he will run through Lacock and past RAF Lyneham before he arrives at his final destination; the town which came to national attention when it honoured every service person repatriated during the Afghanistan conflict.

The aim is to raise as much as he can for the charity which supports serving members of the armed forces.

His route will take him across the Somerset Levels to Glastonbury and then on to cross the Mendip Hills and through Bath.

He said: "I realise I will be pushing my limits but I want to raise funds for such a wonderful cause and mark Remembrance Sunday.

"I am also doing it in army boots rather than lighter running shoes and carrying a back pack with my food, waterproofs and lights which makes it heavier."

Mr Reynolds has been training hard for this challenging run and is hoping that other runners will come out and support him.

In his last marathon attempt to run more than 440 miles in a week he averaged 72 a day.

Mr Reynolds said: "I am running four times a week at the moment to train for the challenge and I hope that people will run with me when they can."

Full details and timings are on the Wells City Harriers website, www.wellscityharriers.org.uk.



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