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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

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Charity fundraiser on track to run 19.4 marathons for Brunelcare

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CELEBRATING a milestone of running 255 miles, nearly 10 marathons, Kath Embling, 30, started a fitness fundraiser to run a massive 510 miles for Brunelcare in May of this year. Now 10 weeks in, Kath is celebrating reaching her halfway point and reaching her fundraising target for the charity. 

The number, 510, represents the number of tenants and residents across the charity’s Care Homes and Extra Care Housing Sites, and Kath wants to run a mile for each of them! She started her challenge on 13th May 2020 and has run an average of 3.3 miles per day around her local area, St Werburghs in Bristol. She’s continued to run 23 miles – almost a marathon each week – with no rest days, until the 154-day challenge has been completed on October 14th.

Kath believes the challenge will take her, in total, an average of 103 hours, a total of eight days running. So far Kath has clocked up a total of 40 hours running in the great outdoors and has put her trainers on a total of 88 times to run.

Kath’s original target was to raise £500 for the charity to buy wellbeing supplies for Brunelcare’s five Care Homes and three Extra Care Housing Sites. However, much to her surprise, Kath managed to smash her target before she even started the challenge. Kath is now hoping to triple her donations to raise £1,500 for the charity, she has currently raised £1,130 so far.

Kath said:

“I’m so pleased to have reached my halfway point! I have run in the rain and sun, with a few aches and pains along the way but it’s all been worth it. I’m delighted to have raised over £1,000 for Brunelcare so far and I hope to continue to raise money and awareness for this wonderful charity. The money I raise will fund wellbeing activities within our care homes and will go towards future day trips for our residents.”

Kath has been documenting her daily run using Strava that can also be accessed via her Just Giving page for our tenants and residents to keep an eye on.

To sponsor Kath’s 510-mile run for Brunelcare visit her JustGiving page.

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