The oldest woman to cycle the length of Britain (at 81!) is no stranger to epic bike rides. Motivated by memories of her three children, who died within four years of each other, all in their 40s, this year Mavis pedalled 960 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats finishing in just 23 days. Previously, she’d taken part in a 24-hour cycle challenge. But what’s more? She’s raised over £63,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Who runs the world? Nick. He’s the very first to try to complete a marathon in all 196 countries, on all 7 continents, including Antarctica – and he’s averaged one every three days. Mugged in Nigeria, food poisoning in Norway, bitten by a stray dog in Tunisia – his 675 day trip’s not been without challenges. With eight World Records already broken, over £40,000 in the bank for Prostate Cancer UK and a promise made to Kevin Webber (our Endurance Fundraiser of the Year 2018), who inspired him to run, Nick’s determined to do him proud.
Hyperthermia, a chest infection, 60 mile an hour winds – Shelli let nothing stop her coming second in one of the UK’s most brutal ultra-runs - The Montane Spine Race. And Campaign Against Living Miserably got £28,753 for her extreme efforts, in her Tony’s name after he took his life the year before. Determined to save more men from their demons, Shelli dashed up the Pennine Way, night and day, powered through the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park, hurried to Hadrian’s Wall, the Cheviots, and finished up at the Scottish borders - over 128 hours later.