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12 Jul 2017

SpecialEffect's Ali and Baz in marathon walk

The levels of dedication and preparation to which our fundraisers push themselves have been brought home in a big way recently.

Our very own Ali Hilborne and Baz Floyd are walking themselves to the limit this weekend in the 100km Race to the Stones Ultramarathon. That’s about two and half marathons non-stop, with the aim of completing it in 24 hours!

The pair, both members of our Fundraising and Communications team, have been training for over six months, walking virtually every day and weekend, and throwing in the odd night hike. Baz has trimmed three stone off his weight in the process.

“I’m excited, I’m nervous, and I hope we don’t let all our sponsors down,” said Ali. “It’ll be the first time we’ve tried anything like this and by the end I’m sure it’ll be willpower keeping us going.”

“Thanks so much to everyone who has sponsored us, the support has been amazing. It’s a massive boost and will keep us going through the low points!”

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Ali and Baz will be setting off at sunrise on Saturday 15 July, walking through the night and finishing in Avebury on 16 July - Baz’s 50th birthday!

Below: Ali and the incredible shrinking Baz

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