Trustee Ian Burden completes first ever ultra 100k marathon for bibic
Ian Burden from Bristol has completed his first ever ultra 100k marathon, participating in the gruelling Cotswold Way Challenge, raising £1270.00 for children’s charity bibic.
The 100k route set out from the heart of Bath, taking in panoramic views over the Severn Valley and the Black Mountains in Wales, with the finish line in historic Cheltenham. But this was no country stroll. It was the ultimate in endurance with many ascents and descents over some of England’s most glorious countryside.
“I have only done half marathons before so I knew this was going to be tough. The hills were a real test of stamina. Some of them meant that we ascended at something like 2,100 metres – which is more than trekking up Ben Nevis at 1,345 metres!”
Ian has been a trustee at bibic for more than 4 years and is passionate about the work the charity does, providing life-changing therapy and services to help children with disabilities and developmental difficulties live happy and rewarding lives.
“I wanted to do this challenge for bibic as I know how important every penny is to the charity. My longest training run was 13 miles which means that the rest of this challenge was a mental one for me, not just about physical power. I showed myself that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Have faith and just see what you can achieve.”
A BIG Thank You from bibic. Every penny does make a difference and changes lives. There are so many different ways to get involved and raise money for bibic. See how you can get involved at here.