Fundraisers for the Charity
We are pleased to highlight supporters who are making huge efforts on behalf of The Parachute Regiment Charity. We are truly grateful on behalf of those soldiers and families who will benefit. We salute you all.
If you are taking part in a sponsored event, or organising one, then let us know details (date, time, location etc), send us a photo and your online-giving address and we will post it here. We will also make you famous on our facebook page!
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One Man and his Dog
Ex-Para Jonathan Fletcher and running partner, husky dog Otto, set out on an epic round of endurance races at Paras’ 10. After this light warm-up, they will be running in these ‘escapades’, aiming to raise £5000:
And here’s what lies ahead:
13th January 2013 Lakeland 100 recce day – Coniston – Buttermere.
16th February 2013 5 mile Night Race, Formby Beach (TBC)
23rd March 2013 33 Mile Ultra Marathon Black Mountains
31st March 2013 Lakeland 100 recce day – Dalemain – Ambleside
11th May 2013 40 Mile Ultra Marathon Brecon Beacons
19th May 2013 Lakeland 100 recce day – Buttermere – Dalemain
26th May 2013 Lakeland 26 mile trail race. Ultra Tour of UK
22nd June 2013 Lakeland 100 recce day – Dalemain – Coniston.
26th-28th July 2013 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, Lakeland 100, Lake District
3rd – 11th August 2013 K9 Trophee des Montagnes, Rhone Alpes, France
Jim McIntosh , our Airborne man in Dubai, tabbed the 75km 2012 Wadi Bih marathon in Oman on Feb 10th.
This is a team event for 5, but Jim did it in true Airborne style as a solo self sufficient runner, ‘carrying all the supplies I require on my back with a starting weight of about 40lbs’. Here he is finishing the 2010 event.
Antony Keyworth is running an awesome round of events in 2012 including the Hull Marathon in boots and 35lb pack, Paras 10 P Coy, Tough Guy, Nettle Warrior and Total Warrior .
Martin Chester did a cross trainer marathon on 20 December. ‘I attended the Regiments medal ceremony earlier this year after the lads returned from Afghanistan and one thing that stood out for me was the injured lads, they attended the medal ceremony despite having limbs missing, having prosthetic limbs fitted and confined to wheel chairs, I didn’t hear one of them complain and they are as proud and professional now as ever. In keeping with tradition and competition from my oldest son who is in the Regiment himself I decided to push myself to the limit and try this crazy stunt.
Karl Holland ex 3PARA and Red Devil ran the Bath Half Marathon in March 2012 and raised over £300
Adam Lloyd tabbed the Coniston Lakeland Trails Marathon in July with 35lb bergen.
‘The day of the marathon was very wet which made the marathon a little harder, the 2nd half was ankle deep mud and lots of wet rocks which slowed me down a lot as I had just over 40lbs on my back with my water and safety gear for the race but I still managed to come around 134 out of over 300 non-weighted runners with a finish time of 4hrs 21 minutes -not bad as it was all off road with about 900m of incline on a very wet day.
Sam Gunton is fundraising in memory of Conrad Lewis.
Jason Felstead is taking the plunge and doing the BUPA 10K.
British 10k London- 8th July 2012
Once again we are building a fantastic team to take part in this year’s British 10k in London on Sunday 8th July. Here’s that great team and their fundraising links: Freddy Hugill; Samantha Hinton; Husband and wife team Dave & Lorraine Colton. Jen and Ben, Jen helped us out last year and had so much fun she’s back for more and bringing her other half along too! Louise Hawkins, whose grandfather, Major Jack Watson MC, served in The Parachute Regiment. Nick Hall; Charlotte Clare; Sean Linehan; Peter Hill; Peter Lavelle; David Fudge; Jamie Wallington & Brent Davies will also be having a go. Another who is back for more is Gary Knight.
2012 PARAS’ 10 Catterick and NEW Colchester
Runners and tabbers are already signed up for Paras’ 10 2012 and for Paracharity. Support them and you support us and our Paras. An now there’s two events in Catterick AND Colchester. Double the fun!
Our very own Parachute Regiment Band (or 12 of them at least) are running Colchester.
Nigel Rimmer a bergen weighing 35lb, fully booted and ready to roll - no lycra here!; Nathan Brannon; Freddy Hugill runs his 5th Paras’ 10 and is also entering PARAS’ 10 Colchester, making his 6th; Barry and Kertrina Jones are back for more; Sam Lowe ; Ben Emmott and Chris Watson; Luke Riley ; Jo Wilson, taking her bergen along this time! Also taking up the challenge are Chris Arlett ; David Kinnair; Chris TazzCB; John Dean; Paul Stoddart-Crompton; Darren Darby; Juliette Babington; Peter Jackson; Edward Duell; James Wallis; Panzerknackers; Chris Powell; Eddie Grice ; Dean Machell; Ged Peacock; Scott Steadman; Paul Fogg; James McGuire who is also doing the Tough Mudder on 12th May; Dean Bowers is ‘running for the sheer fun of it’ and supporting the charity; Dirk & Steve Marsland; Kim ‘Princes’ Taylor; Alex Robinson; The Bromley Self Defence A Team whose team members are - Darren Jackson, Gari Glaysher, Claudio Doto and Jon Currell. Wyn Pemberton will be taking a chance on our new Colchester PARAS’ 10!
Karl Rushen, brother of Cpl Lloyd Newell KIA Afghan in June, has a whole team of tabbers and an awesome training blog, well worth checking out here. Team members include Jonathan Twohey; Adam Allegri; Craig Ford; John Middleton; Ollie Stross; Kieron Browne; John Banks; Gareth Stock.
2011 PARAS’ 10
An army of runners took the P Company Challenge at Paras’ 10, 2011:
Riccardo Falco’s Pegasus 619 CO19/SO6 team competed, with added motivation after one of last year’s runners Pat Burns lost a leg to an IED in Afghanistan.
Paul Lewis ran for a very personal reason – in memory of nephew Conrad, killed in Helmand earlier this year with 3PARA. Son Miles Lewis, who has already done the Brit 10k this year is also running for Conrad.
Simon Crow edits Carptalk angling mag. He and mates ran Paras’ 10 for us. And now a Charity fishing night in North Frodingham, Yorkshire, on 7th December 2011. Tickets are priced at £25 including buffet and restricted to 50 only. The night will feature talks by Julian Cundiff and Simon Crow, as well as a raffle. Use the link for contacts. Thanks guys, your support is terrific – good to see you are doing 2012 Paras’ 10 too.
Antonia Flockhart writes: I have huge respect for the Paratrooper Regiment and all they do for us, it’s the very least I can do. I found the race really inspiring last year so wanted to do it again to give something back while beasting myself in the process….
Oliver Heyes has not only run Paras’ 10 but he has also completed a 30 mile Tab on the Brecon Beacons ‘along an unknown route with 40lbs plus food, water, boots and warm kit, and hitting plenty of peaks’. Oliver is continuing to support us with other events!
Julie Cowie and Tommy Meenagh, ‘Team Nosofast’ did it ’for Scott (who we know will be doing it next year!!) and in loving memory of Pte Martin Bell.
Red Devils Sky Diving
Alex Clarke, Jen Doyle and Jo Wickham from Penguin publishing all jumped with the Red Devils and raised £2145. Parent company Pearson kindly matched their sponsorship with a corporate matching donation.
Alasdair Macdonald ran the Kuala Lumpur Marathon for us in 90 degrees heat and humidity, having just got off a plane from UK and raised nearly £4000. So not just Mad Dogs and Englishmen, but Scots too. Support him on Justgiving before he melts. Thanks Ali.
Terry Lowe did London to Southend 54 mile cycle ride for us. Terry was 4 coy 10 Bn 85-90 says ’nice to help out the boys, every one I know from then wishes they could be out there with them!’ Support Tel’s ride for Paras here.