Congratulations and thank you to Grant Wyatt, who ran the Trionium Greensand Marathon for Transform Housing & Support on Sunday 23 October.
Grant had hoped to run the marathon in less than five hours and raise £500 for Transform. He beat both of these targets, completing the course in 4 hours 34 minutes and raising more than £550 so far.
The money raised will support The Crescent, a Transform project that provides a home for 14 young people aged 18 to 30 in Woking.
There is still time to sponsor Grant at: www.justgiving.com/Grant-Wyatt
Grant gives us his account of the day...
"26.2 off-road miles. A vertical mile of ascent and descent. The South of England’s highest point, Leith Hill, followed by the next five. And back again. What was I thinking?
"The race was up and down, on very difficult terrain. We reached the halfway point in 2:05. Turning for home was great but they say the half-way point of a marathon is around 20 miles physically and we were a long, long way from home.
"The crowd support at this race was just incredible, everyone telling one to ‘come on, keep going’ or ‘you’re looking great’; it was truly awesome.
"Turning the corner at the top of the last hill and seeing a nice, long grassy downhill to the finish made my heart jump with joy. When Jo from Transform was there to meet me, it was truly a wonderful moment.
"I made it around in 4:34, and considering I was aiming for a sub-five-hour (this is not a normal marathon time) I was pretty chuffed. Bring it on next year, I can’t wait…"