Henry is going to do something really good today – he’s attempt to run 117 miles. You could also do something good by sponsoring him. At just after 1730 today, he’ll set off on a run of that was originally billed as the “Hardmoors 110 Ultra Marathon” – it’s now actually a 117 mile and is an off road, ‘non stop’ fell race. He’ll be running up and down hills, over moorland, through bogs, shale, rocks, sand, mud, grass and grit for a minimum of an estimated 29 hours with no more than the odd 5 minute checkpoint / re fuel break. That’s his plan anyway. When I saw him last night, he was fairly ‘bricking it’ at the prospect but confident that his strategy is sound enough. He’s done the training, he’s done the prep, he’s got the head torch (most of the event will be at night), spare batteries, high tech enduro food like “Hammers perpetuum” and some traininers. It’s all down to him now.
Henry’s chosen charity is a fantastic cause: Médecins Sans Frontières. A humanitarian aid organisation that seem to have a very ‘can do’ attitude. They get medicine and aid right into the heart of where it is needed and swipe political, race and war issues to one side to get there.
If you want some good karma – stick a few quid up Henry’s Just Giving website or make a pledge on the comments of this post.
Good luck Morris!