Gary Howells' Brathay 10in10 challenge now on treadmill
On Friday 8 May, Gary Howells will start the challenge of running 10 treadmill marathons in 10 days on behalf of the Brathay Trust and the NHS. His club Welsh Coast Runners are supporting him with their own #10in10 event for charity.
The Llanelli-based running coach is no stranger to challenges with numerous marathons and ultras under his belt including the Marathon des Sables. He has also competed in 5 Ironman races. Gary is a qualified sports therapist and running movement specialist and his clients are primarily runners and triathletes.
Gary Howells had entered the Brathay 10in10 – the classic – and gruelling – endurance challenge that that requires participants to run 10 marathons on an anti-clockwise course around Lake Windermere in 10 days. This event raises funds for the Brathay Trust whose aim is to improve the lives of children and young people, enabling them to reach their potential.
The Brathay 10in10 has long been on Gary’s list of ‘must do’ events but he had been unable to take time off to enter it until now. He’d trained hard for it and was mentally and physically prepared until the coronavirus outbreak which meant the 2020 event was postponed.
Not one to be discouraged, Gary decided to run 10 ‘socially distant’ marathons in 10 days on his treadmill to challenge himself and raise funds for the Brathay Trust and NHS charities. All monies raised for the Brathay Trust will go towards the After Coronavirus Ends Appeal to help vulnerable children and young people affected by the global pandemic.
Nearly 100 people have signed up for #10in10 organised by Welsh Coast Runners in support of Gary. Participants have options as to how they complete this, for example, 10 x 10K and it is open to all ages.
All donations welcome via his JustGiving page.
Image courtesy of Gary Howells