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

Duncan Ross and his daughter, Pips.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

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.