Ed completes Race To The Stones

We love hearing about unusual challenges that people take on to support Milly’s Smiles. One such challenge is The Race To The Stones – this is a 100km (87 mile) race which conquers the oldest path in Britain. The race follows in the footsteps of Romans, Vikings and mythical warriors in their quest to reach the ancient stone circle at Avebury and has become the UK’s favourite ultramarathon.

Ed Newbon took on this challenge and chose Milly’s Smiles to support, after his friends daughter received one of our Milly Bags.

At the start of the race Ed was all smiles however this was before the arrival of torrential rain, thunder and lightning, mud, showers, cold, wind and then sunburn all on the same day! Unfortunately Ed found himself in the medical tent at the 72km point, however it didn’t take long before he was back up and running. The last 4 hours of his run was in pitch darkness until Ed finally arrived at the Stones at 2.30am after running for a total of 19 and a half hours – what an achievement!

It was too dark at that time to actually see the stones so Ed wend back the next day to see them in the daylight.

To have someone undertake a challenge such as this for us is just so humbling, we never underestimate the amount of hard work, dedication and commitment it takes just to get to the start line. This is one incredible achievement, and we are in awe of Ed.

Thank you so much and thank you for raising such a wonderful amount of money for Milly’s Smiles too. Ed has raised an incredible £566 which will make a massive difference to us, and allow us to continue to support families and children facing a new diagnosis of cancer.

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