Not for Profit
Published: May 16, 2022 | Updated: May 16, 2022
Duncan goes on the run for 100kms – that’s 62 miles – and through the night for good causes
It’s set to be an epic challenge.
Duncan Ross, from Christchurch Rugby Club, is running 100km – that’s 62 miles – and through the night along the Jurassic Coast.
The Southborne-based teacher, and Community Lead at Christchurch RFC, is raising funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Clean Jurassic Coast.
The challenge will start in Weymouth at 8pm on June 11 and finish in Exmouth.
Duncan, who is undertaking the run with long-time friend, Nelly, said: “The club chose Lewis-Manning as their nominated charity partner for the 2021/22 season.
“That is why I have decided to complete this challenge for them, as well as Clean Jurassic Coast, both causes very close to my heart.
“I have seen first-hand the amazing work that hospices do.
“My wonderful step-dad, Glyn, was cared for by one in his last few weeks so this is very personal to me and my family.
“I spend a lot of time on the Jurassic Coast and am a big believer in eco and going green.
“I enjoy doing organised Clean Jurassic Coast beach cleans with my daughter, Pips.
“We’re incredibly proud to be a part of this and making a difference, helping to preserve the planet for future generations.
“It’s been a journey to get challenge fit as I broke my ankle last year, whilst playing rugby.
“My recovery has been good though and I’m really pleased to be ready for this.”
Duncan is already more than half-way towards his £1,000 target.
To donate, please go to Duncan’s JustGiving page here.