NEWS 2nd Mar 2016

The Musketeers take on the Ultra Challenge!

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

The Run 4 Cancer Team Walk Again!

The Run 4 Cancer team get ready for the next leg of their Ultra walks - The South Downs Challenge!

BREAKING NEWS: Guest Walker - Robbie Walsh joins the Musketeers on the South Downs....

Robbie says “I have decided to join the musketeers on the mammoth South Downs challenge and I can’t wait. ‘'I’m always up for a challenge but to do it and raise money for such a great cause gives me extra motivation and inspiration to complete the challenge. Cancer is something that affects far too many people and if we can manage to put a smile on the faces of a few people then our efforts will be rewarded! I’m looking forward to the walk, the banter and the bacon sarnie at the finish line!! Go Musketeers!”

We would like to welcome Robbie to the team as a guest walker on the South Coast Challenge (not sure he knows what he’s letting himself in for but we’ll look after him!)

306km down

Over the weekend of 2nd/3rd July the trekkers completed the third leg of this unique challenge. In very hot conditions and with most of the group carrying injuries (the constant wear and tear taking it’s toll on everyone) the group set out from Hackney in East London (in the shadow of the inspiring Olympic Stadium) and made their way towards Cambridge. The route was flatter than previous events but the terrain was really rough on the feet and all the group suffered with blisters and impact damage from around the midway point. However, this didn’t stop the team and Martin absolutely smashed the course, completing it in his best ever time of 13 hours and 33 minutes - phenomenal! The rest of the group didn’t do too badly either all crossing the line together in a very respectable 21 hours and 10 minutes, meaning that all the group have finished every event within the target of 24 hours - a bacon sandwich and cup of tea at 6.30am on a Sunday morning has never tasted so good!

200km to go!

The next event is the extremely daunting South Coast Challenge over the bank holiday weekend of 27th/28th August. Starting in Eastbourne, the route follows the South Downs Way, taking in the infamous cliff top walk along the Seven Sisters. To say it’s a “hilly” course would be a major understatement - this is probably the toughest of all the challenges and with the weather forecasters predicting temperatures up in the high 20’s it’s going to be gruelling. The terrain is also very rough on the feet and joints consisting mainly of hard, chalky and uneven cliff paths. And this is just a warm up for the final challenge just 12 days later which is another 100 km from London to Henley following the river Thames.


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Total raised so far

£5,530


Donors & messages of support

£100

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A generous donation from the Donovan family, friends & neighbours on Canvey Island
From Mr S S Donovan

£75
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From Mr P Wallin

£20

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Great job, real dedication and a little bit of madness!
From S l gore

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From Miss H E Poynter

£50

+ £12.50
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Great achievement Sean well done
From David Dickinson

£50

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Only a few hours to go on the last leg of your marathon walks, go for it Sean and guys, an amazing achievement for such a worthwhile charity. Jane
From Jane Dickinson

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Great cause and tremendous amount of commitment. Good luck guys.
From Mr Jonathan M Hewitt

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Great effort guys.
From N G Power

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Good luck on your final,challenge Musketeers
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A good cause, well done to you all - take my hat off to you.
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Online donations £4,364.86. Other sources £1,165.00
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