Visibility’s very own King of Fundraising, Robert Bruce, continued his marathon effort to raise money by taking part in the Lochaber marathon – just three weeks after a gruelling D33 Ultra Marathon!
We caught up with Robert to find out how it went – here’s his story:
“I had decided that after my D33 Ultra, I would enter Lochaber Marathon three weeks later.
“The day duly arrived and I decided that I wasn’t going to race the marathon, but simply enjoy it. I travelled down to FortWilliam on the morning and as I left Lossiemouth, it was a lovely day. However the closer I got to FortWilliam, the darker and darker the skies became and sure enough, just before the race started, it began pouring with rain!
“We had all sorts of rain during this marathon: heavy rain; light rain; drizzly rain; and sideways rain when the wind picked up! But once you are wet, you are wet.
“This course is on road and is an out and back - you reach a cone, turn round and go back the way you came. There were around 320 finishers, with quite a few runners dropping out. I had planned to finish in between 4 hours and 4 hours 30 and in fact I finished in 4 hours 15 mins, so pretty much as I had planned it.
“So far for Visibility I have ran Nairn 10km, D33 Ultra, Elgin 10km and Lochaber marathon – a grand total of 71.6 miles ran for charity so far (and that’s excluding the many hundreds of miles in training and preparation).
“This weekend I’m planning on running the Glenlivet 10km. Hopefully the money I’m raising can benefit Visibility in some small way.”
Thank you Robert, we can assure you every penny will go a long way to helping in a big way! To sponsor Robert, checkout his Just Giving page here.
You can keep up to date with Robert’s latest training and fundraising exploits by following him on Twitter @RobertBruce737
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