Coast path run will boost The Grand Appeal

PHRED Steer is preparing to take on a gruelling challenge in support of Bristol charities.

Phred will take part this month in the 2023 Atlantic Coast Path ultramarathon, running three marathons over three days – that’s 78.6 miles, starting near Padstow and ending at Land’s End.

He is raising money for The Grand Appeal and is being supported by the Rotary Club, friends and family and local schools and businesses.

Phred took up running after a heart attack 11 years ago. Five years later, a family member’s cancer diagnosis brought him into contact with Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

This led Phred to use his running to bring in cash for The Grand Appeal, which supports the children’s hospital. He hopes the ultramarathon will raise funds for alternative therapies for children on Starlight Ward.

 Phred said: “This challenge isn’t just about testing physical limits; it’s about making a profound difference to the lives of those who need it the most.”

Among the businesses supporting Phred are: 

About Face Giftware and more; Active8 Personal Training; BikeSmiths Bicycles; Chandos Deli; Clifton Fish and Chips; Clifton Fruit and Veg; Indira Rose Vintage and Antique Furniture; Long Ashton Together the Community Group; Mele Clothing; Recruitment Partnership IT and Business Specialists; The Sleep Clinic Good Sleep Good Health; Thrive Health, Fitness and Performance; and Wild Oats Natural Foods

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