21 year old Petroc student Katie Baker is phenomenal… she is running a whopping 24 hour endurance run in Reading for our Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal in June as well as several other runs … AND she is also organising a series of fundraising events. Her charity quiz night and raffle takes place at the Hunters Inn at Newton Tracey on Wednesday 30th January at 7.45 pm. It will be a great quiz and at just £5 pp (max 5 people per team) which includes a light supper, we know you will have a brilliant night. Booking is essential so book early on 01271 858339. You will also see Katie shortly in one of our local supermarkets treading the mill.
Katie has already run the Great Bristol Half Marathon and Barnstaple marathon last September and is now training for Brighton marathon on 14th April 2019 and then her awesome 24-hour endurance run in Reading on 15th June. The 24-hour endurance run is her greatest challenge.
The race takes place over a 5 mile (8 Kilometer) scenic woodland and trail loop in Wasing Woods and through the camping and race village. Katie will take part in the ultra-challenging Mizuno Endure24 for solo ultra-runners. It involves her running as many 5 mile laps as she can. Katie is holding a competition for her supporters to guess how many miles she will run in 24 hours and a luxury food hamper will be given to the winner who guesses correctly. The record for the event is 135 miles and around 15 runners each year join the 100-mile club. Who knows, this could be Katie in 2019!
Katie told us “I am supporting the new Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal as my chosen charity as it would have been a great support to my Grampy and our family, and I know it will be a great support to the patients that need it now. This year I was given a tour of the Seamoor Chemotherapy Unit and I can see how important the new centre will be to the patients treated there.”
Katie is an amazing young person who wants to help others by challenging herself with these runs. A few years ago she raised an amazing £872.25 by running 20 runs for our Special Care Baby Unit. She is now focusing on our cancer centre. Katie is also organising a charity quiz night on 30th January at Hunters Inn, Newton Tracey, click here for details. We know she has the determination to make it happen – she is already a winner to us. To help us reach the target, please sponsor Katie on: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runningwithkatie