Runners in medal-winning mood with fundraising challenges for the NHS

They had to cover at least 100 miles across 40 runs in 78 days, and for some Three Counties runners, this was not the only challenge they conquered.

Husband and wife duo Phil and Vicki Newton, plus Ewa Szczygielska, took to the roads for the Great North Run (GNR) solo challenge, where they could cover at least 100 miles for a bronze medal, 200 miles for silver and 300 miles for gold.

Phil and Vicki reached the gold medal target with a week to spare, and also won gold in the GNR Halloween challenge, which required runners to cover at least 125 miles between October 1-30.

Ewa gained bronze with an impressive 106.1 miles, on top of 50 miles in the Halloween event. Both challenges raised money for the NHS.

Ewa also took part in the 10th Arthur Rank Hospice 5k with teammate Victoria May on Sunday, November 22, completing the course in times of 38:14 and 27:23 respectively.

MORE: Runners swap trainers for walking boots and rucksacks in 10-mile charity run

The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with advanced serious illnesses or other life-limiting conditions.

Three Counties members will take part in March Athletic Club’s virtual Hereward Relay next week.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter