10 Marathons around the Cornish Coast Path Complete
By CHSW_ | Friday, October 04, 2013, 11:29
Brave Andy Jukes, 46 from Praze-an-Beeble has completed his Great Cornish Coast Path Run in aid of Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).
C:\fakepath\Andy Jukes on a ferry during the challenge
Alongside friend Jayne Angilley, Andy completed the entire Cornish coast path in 10 days on Sunday 29th September.
Andy and Jayne started off at Cremyll on Friday 20th September, running down the south coast during the first few days. They then ran from Wellcombe Mouth to Lands End on the final five days. When they finished at Lands End Andy and Jayne were greeted and congratulated by representatives from CHSW, family, friends and supporters who had been tracking their progress along the way.
Andy had over 50 people running with him and Jayne at various points along the way including 3 players from the Cornish Pirates, who ran between Marazion and Penzance. The whole Cornish Pirates team also welcomed Andy and Jayne into Penzance where they cheered them in through a Guard of Honour. Other runners included Andy's teenage daughter Ashleigh, and son's Samuel and Harry together with a dozen other children from Crowan School. Many other friends and running enthusiasts from all over Devon and Cornwall joined in including Mark Russell and his ultra-dog MoJo who ran 2 ½ days. Many of the runners ran a distance or time that they had not achieved before.
In total, Andy and Jayne ran a total of 309.1 miles each and climbed a phenomenal 51,970 ft. in height throughout the run. After 10 days of running, 5 ferry crossings, burning 59, 849 calories, a lot of pain killers and losing a stone in weight Andy had completed the challenge that he had been training for and planning for months.
Andy says, "It was incredible! Most days of the run are a bit of a blur in my memory but the runners we had completing sections with us really helped to keep us motivated as they were so happy with their own personal achievements. We could not have done it without their support and that of our support crew in the guise of my Dad Chris, my wife Polly and Jayne's husband David. The donations made have been phenomenal and everyone has been so generous. What an experience!"
Andy has raised over £8,500 from his run and donations are still being made to his Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/CornishCoastRun290
Community Fundraiser from CHSW Mary Murfin says, "What a fantastic achievement. Andy and Jayne did so well to complete this and many of the runners who joined them fully appreciated and understood how tough this challenge really was. We are so grateful for every single donation that has been made towards this challenge. Thank you all!"
All funds raised from the run will be donated to CHSW's Cornish children's hospice in St Austell: Little Harbour. CHSW care for children with life limiting conditions and their families. During their planned short breaks, families can relax together and make special memories to treasure long into the future.
Costing £2 million a year to run, donations from supporter events such as The Great Cornish Coast Path Run are a huge contribution to these costs enabling Little Harbour to keep providing this essential care and support for the children and families.
If you want to take on your own challenge in aid of CHSW why not visit their website for some fundraising ideas? www.chsw.org.uk