Five policemen to tackle 750 miles across the UK for Rundoonhame 2016FIVE policemen are preparing to run a combined 750 miles, split into 10km relay legs for 24 hours a day, starting in London and finishing in Edinburgh. The group will snake their way north via Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast and Dumfries before they reach the Scottish capital. The team plan to coincide their arrival with the start of the Edinburgh Marathon on the morning of 29th May, which they will complete as the final leg of this incredible journey.
The policemen will be raising money for Care of Police Survivors (COPS) and Cash for Kids.
Adam Watret, one of the five policemen described the team’s emotions as “nervous and a little apprehensive” as they try to squeeze their training and logistical planning in around work in these last few weeks. Nevertheless there were traces of excitement as Adam looked ahead to the final leg of the journey in Edinburgh:
“I can’t think of a more fitting finish to our capital city challenge than the Edinburgh Marathon, it will be great to return to our home city and welcome the support from the crowds. You won’t be able to miss us in our yellow Run Doonhame vests!”
“…I think the legs and bodies will be a tad tender by the time we reach the start line of the Edinburgh Marathon and there will be a lot of mixed emotions, but our determination to complete the challenge will not wane. We’re running for two great charities, one of which is particularly close to our hearts and that will continue to drive us on.”
If you’ve been inspired by the Rundoonhame challenge and want to donate to the cause, you can do so at this link: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/rundoonhame3.
Entries for this year’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival, taking place on 28/29 May, close at 5pm on Wednesday 4th May. Enter here.