Charlies Marathon & 250km Cornish Ultra for Malawi

Charlies Marathon & 250km Cornish Ultra for Malawi

£1,235

+ estimated £213 Gift Aid
£2,000 target

29 supporters


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Amanda Rendle

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 25th Jul 2021 14:22


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Rachel Smart

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 23rd Jul 2021 14:17


JS

Jitesh Shiani

£20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid 22nd Jul 2021 15:56


Started on 19th May 2021 Harrietsham, England, United Kingdom

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Charlie Horne posted an update on 18th June 2021

250km Cornish Coast Ultra, 5 days, 20th-25th September 2020 - ROUTE

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The route...

*If anyone fancies joining me on legs of the below PLEASE let me know, the more the merrier :)!! This route is absolutely stunning, with the insane views overlooking the ocean and the surrounding nature and trails I'll be lucky enough to run (walk / climb) through 

1st day:

Tintagel to Mawgan Porth

* 0km - 62.5km

* 1st pit stop: Port Isaac 14.6km (14.6km)

* 2nd pit stop: Polzeath 28.9km (14.3km)

* 3rd Pit Stop: Rock 33.5km (4.6km)

* 4th pit stop: Treyarnon Bay 51.8km (18.3km)

* Final Stop:   62.5km (10.7km)

 

2nd Day:

Mawgan Porth to Godrevy Point

* 62.5km - 121.8km (59.3km)

* 1st pit stop: Newquay 71.8km (9.3km)

* 2nd pit stop: Perranporth 92km (20.2km)

* 3rd pit stop: St Agnes Head 100.9km (8.9km)

* 4th pit stop: Portreath 111.9km (11km)

* Final Stop: 121.8km (9.9km)

 

3rd Day:

Godrevy Point to Porthcurno

* 121.8km - 187.4km (65.6km)

* 1st pit stop: St Ives 140km (18.8km)

* 2nd pit stop: Zennor Head 151km (10.4km)

* 3rd pit stop: Cape Cornwall 169km (18km)

* 4th Pit stop: Sennen Cove 177.3km (8.3km)

* Final stop 187.4km (10.1km)

 

4th Day:

Porthcurno to Praa Sands

* 187.4km - 221.1km (33.7km)

* 1st pit stop: Mousehole 200km (12.6km)

* 2nd Pit stop: Marazion 210.9km (10.9km)

* Final Stop: 221.1km (10.2km)

 

Last Day!!

Praa Sands to Lizard Point

* 221.1km - 247.4km (26.3km)

* Pit stop: Polurrian Cove 238.5km (17.4km)

* Final finisher!! 250km (11km)

 Spam my man will be leading the way in the Van, I'll be sorting an Instagram / blog page somewhere down the line to share my adventure 

Feel free to leave feedback xx

250k Ultra Marathon Cornish Teaser followed by a 26 Miler Finisher for the incredible African Vision Malawi - a heartfelt charity set up in Malawi, Africa that work with and through communities to develop long-term and sustainable solutions to the welfare of orphans and vulnerable people through holistic education, health, environmental & self-sufficiency programmes 

Theses guys have been operating for 16 years and supporting 60,000 people. Including supporting 4,000. orphans in their communities along with 474 people with disabilities

They're passionate about the environment, paying close attention to ecological building, reforestation, permaculture and clean water - and I am just brushing the surface here!

My Partner's mother Heather Palmer (HP like my fav wizard) grew up in Malawi, a place that she calls home, since returning over 16 years ago she realised that her childhood home needed her help. This is when she (with the help from her family and friends) set up this awesome charity calling it 'Landirani' which simply means in Chichewa ‘please receive’ (Fun fact :D). 

Anyhow nuff said check them out @ https://www.africanvision.org.uk AND... of course more than happy to introduce if wish to chat & hear more from HP and the gang themselves <3

Why the cheeky Fundraising challenge....

As many of you know I enjoy putting myself through endurance pain blasters, each new challenge requiring more physical and mental pain than the previous :D

I have always wanted to take part in the London Marathon, so I am super excited to have been given an opportunity to take part in this years Virtual London Marathon (basically meaning I can run wherever I happen to be ;)) SO HUGE Thank you African Vision Malawi!!

However to give it a spicy kick...

... And to continue my secret (not so secret) goal to run an ultra marathon every year :D - this felt like the perfect opportunity to also run my 2021 ultra 

SO my friends, I have decided to add to my London Marathon challenge with a cheeky 250km Ultra to kick it all off with, running over 5 days across the BEAUTIFUL Cornish Coast line. 

A 250km trail event is something I have also been dreaming about, since taking part in my first Ultra Marathon, Race to the Stones 100k in the summer 2019!! With Covid suspending many organised events I have become increasingly interested in creating my own challenge which 'could' be WAY more fun.... along with many more logistical 'bugger' ups ;)! 

After the stunning mountainous and arduous ascents and descents of the HK100 Ultra last January 2020 I thought the Cornish Coast would be a great match to test my limits!

Please find the route in my next post!

Thank you all and again no donation is too small, these guys are truly achieving amazing things for Malawi communities and any support is greatly appreciated 

Love ya'll... 

Chaz, Lil Twig, Chuckles, C Dawg, Charles Xavier, Charleston Horne.... x

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Amanda Rendle commented

Good luck Charlie; what an awesome challenge, and a very worthy cause. Love from the Rendles xx

25th July 2021 at 2:23pm
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Amanda Rendle pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
25th July 2021 at 2:22pm
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Rachel Smart commented

This is amazing! Good luck Charlie!

23rd July 2021 at 2:18pm
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Rachel Smart pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
23rd July 2021 at 2:17pm
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Jitesh Shiani commented

Great cause Charlie, best of luck!

22nd July 2021 at 3:57pm
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Jitesh Shiani pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
22nd July 2021 at 3:56pm
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Rosie Doherty commented

Woohoo! Go on you absolute nutter! Big love from the Dohs xxx

22nd July 2021 at 3:34pm
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Rosie Doherty pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
22nd July 2021 at 3:33pm
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Scott Irving commented

What an effort and cause. Run well. Scott

20th July 2021 at 10:57am
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Scott Irving pledged £50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid
20th July 2021 at 10:56am

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