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British officer in 100 mile charity run. Hopes to raise £10,000 in 24 hours. If you see a fully-dressed man with a rucksack running around Stokkavatnet in the middle of the night this Thursday/Friday, don’t be alarmed. He may even speak English to you.Gruelling What do 20 blankets, 28 farm animals, 1 fresh water drinking well, 100 immunisations, 20 tools training and seed, and education for 100 children have in common? No, it’s not Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game, but a fund-raising run in aid of World Vision.

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British officer in 100 mile charity run

Published on Monday, 16th November, 2009 at 11:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Hopes to raise £10,000 in 24 hours.

Jay Turner
Jay Turner
Photo: Charlie Turner


If you see a fully-dressed man with a rucksack running around Stokkavatnet in the middle of the night this Thursday/Friday, don’t be alarmed. He may even speak English to you.

Gruelling

What do 20 blankets, 28 farm animals, 1 fresh water drinking well, 100 immunisations, 20 tools training and seed, and education for 100 children have in common? No, it’s not Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game, but a fund-raising run in aid of World Vision.

“My goal is to run 100 miles inside 24 hours and in so doing raise £10,000 for World Vision.  Am I completely mad?  Quite possibly, but I won't stop running until I've completed the 100 miles, regardless of blisters, lost toenails or jelly legs,” says Lt. Col. Jay Turner, an observer trainer at the Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) in Stavanger.

And if he doesn’t get jelly legs, he’ll be eating more than the odd jelly baby in between 20 mile stints, massages, and answering the ever so occasional call of nature.

Previous experience

This isn’t the first time Turner has tried to raise money by running a self-imposed marathon. His last attempt was in 2003.

“But I only managed 70 miles back then, so I’ve got some unfinished business,” he says.

Turner goes on to say that the weather won’t make any difference either. Before moving to sunny Stavanger 2 ½ years ago his previous army posting was in Canada, where the weather was (even) more extreme than it is here.

The run starts on Thursday at 13:00 outside the JWC’s main gate, and everyone is free to join him for a lap or two if they like.

“For some strange reason I couldn't persuade anyone to join me, I can't think why.”



Published on Monday, 16th November, 2009 at 11:31 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: nato, jwc, joint, warfare, centre, stavanger, jay, turner, world, vision, charity, run, norway.





  
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