Mind over matter in Samarathon challenge

By Derek Davis

22nd Jun 2022 | Local Features

Ready to roll
Ready to roll

Many will know I enjoy a challenge and not for the first time I have reacted to the gauntlet thrown down by the Samaritans.

This time it is taking on the Samarathon, where people are asked to run, walk, cycle or swim 26.2 miles during July.

You don't need to be a quiz champ to know the 26.3miles is the marathon distance and while many complete that distance in one go, there are those that would struggle for a variety of reasons.

For me an ageing body ravaged by sport injuries over the years, and the amount of time needed for the training means I can rule out an actual marathon, but I'm confident slow but steady will get me through the distance - it is mind over matter.

I know you won't mind donating and any discomfort I may feel won't matter.

By taking part you're helping Samaritans be there day and night, 365 days a year for everyone who needs someone.

I can't thank you enough for all your support

Donate to the Samarathon Just Giving page here

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