Last weekend was the Pennine Barrier 50 mile Ultra Marathon. Not for the faint hearted, I am sure you will agree.
One person not phased by such a challenge was Danny Cambell. After learning about Milly’s Smiles following one of our awareness sessions at Tesco Superstore in Great Harwood, Danny wanted to take on something that would not only challenge him personally, but would allow him support Milly’s Smiles and the work that we do.
So Danny signed up for this tough challenge and began his rigorous training schedule.
On the day the 50 mile run consists of a 2593m ascent and fuses together some of the finest trails in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Danny joined 349 other runners at the starting point in Malham, and the run took him to Malham Cove, the Dry Valley of Watlowes, Malham Tarn, Fountains Fell, Janet’s Foss and the wonderful Yorkshire 3 peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Afterwards Danny told us “50 miles in the bag, by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and made that little bit harder by injuring my knee tendons at mile 8, meaning no downhill running, not good in a mountain race!
I was pushed to the limits on the remaining 42 miles but the support, kind words and donations really helped spur me on, so thank you to everyone”
We can’t thank Danny enough for his support and dedication in taking on this brilliant challenge and raising an amazing £685 for Milly’s Smiles.