COLINS CHALLENGE **** REPORT ****
Sun 10th June 2018
Bodmin Rtn. Colin Bell - biggest challenge yet ! 1 man, 1 Box, 3 Peaks, 40 Days, 1100 miles - Never been done before. PROGRESS REPORT
. Detailed Log of Colins Journey through the England & Wales sections leading to the ascent of Mt. Snowdon - Select here....
.LATEST - See below....
Tuesday 16th Oct. 2018 - Colin completed his walk arriving at Lands End at 2.30pm - approx. 1200 miles and raised a total of approx. £25,000
CONGRATULATIONS COLIN - A FANTASTIC EFFORT
18th Sept. 2018 - Colin started again from Snowdonia, Capel Curig, but bad weather ahead !
29th July 2018 - Colin will be taking a forced break for a few weeks for medical reasons - but will return to Snowdonia to continue his journey to Lands End in a few weeks.
THREE CHEERS for COLIN - SNOWDON Summit reached approx. 1330hrs Sat. 28th July 2018
Fantastic achievement Colin - 600+miles, 3 Peaks, One Green Box - Congratulations.....
.Snowdon Visitor Centre....
.Happy & Proud - Why not !!
.Sore feet - Why not !!
.This is what Rotarians are made of ! (One or two ! )
Bodmin Rotary Members - Login to 'members page' for more details & photosSCROLL TO BOTTOM OF PAGE for Just Giving donations....
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Colin has changed his strategy (Day) and not attempting to cover a marathon a day, but Sarah and Colin are making b&b / tenting arrangements on a daily basis, mostly with the generous help of fellow Rotarians from clubs along the route. Well done Sarah and thanks to fellow Rotarians.
LATEST....9th June One Day to go....
Thank you to my Bodmin Rotary supporters, I have had some extremely generous gifts
that will help me to complete the epic challenge, also some fantastic
donations to ShelterBox online and offline. 'Just Giving' has collected
almost £500 for Shelterbox so far.
Did you know that Hon. Members Gerald May and Phil Bullen, with Bill May and his car, are transporting Colin & Box all the way to John-O-Groats for his start on June 10th. Help with the ascent of Ben Nevis has been offered by Lochaber RC, Fort William. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Guide, transport ) And similar assistance from Conwy Valley RC for the ascent of Mt. Snowdon. wm
COLIN'S BIGGEST CHALLENGE – JOGLE & MORE
Colin Bell, a member of Bodmin Rotary Club, a very active volunteer with ShelterBox and a passionate runner has embarked on a new challenge.
During 2015 Colin set a challenge to run 2015km, about 48 marathons distance and if that wasn’t ambitious enough, he completed some of it carrying a large green ‘ShelterBox’ strapped to his back, all to raise money for the Cornish charity, ShelterBox.
Colin's latest personal challenge is to run from John O’Groats to Land's End again with a ShelterBox strapped to his back. But this is not challenging enough, so he intends to complete the ‘Three Peaks’ along the way, visiting the mountains of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Mt. Snowdon in Wales – all adding to the total distance to be covered.
As a combined venture this has never been done by anyone before and amounts to approx. one marathon each day, a distance of over 1000 miles, a total of almost 40 marathons.
< All this to raise money for shelterBox >
The challenge will take place starting at John O’Groats on June 10th 2018 and finish at Land's End hopefully on July 23rd 2018.
Colin is getting support from friends along the route and being monitored by Shelterbox. Also hoping to get sponsorship and donations from other Rotary Clubs and friends as he progresses towards Lands End.<>
Please sponsor Colin on this brave challenge, all to raise funds for ShelterBox.
‘Just Giving’ web page - select:
Text CJOG69 to 70070 £5, £10, £20
Completed - Raised almost £25,000