On the 16th July, a local team made up of Jonathan Morton, Mark Tallon and Mike Bull took part in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon. The race took place for the 20th time in Iceland and involved running 55km of remote mountainous terrain. The team took on the challenge to raise money for The Burrow to support premature babies, sick children and their families across the Bailiwick. They successfully raised a fantastic total of £3,169.44!
‘Conditions were benign and pretty much perfect with low wind, only a little rain quite late in the race, excellent visibility and good temperatures. We found ourselves separated within the first few kilometres as the mixed terrain requires you to find your own pace but we all made it thanks to a combination of training and good fortune. Mark unfortunately injured his Achilles partway but pushed through to a roaring cheer as he crossed the finish line. Mike wasn’t a runner until about 6 months ago and quadrupled his personal record prior to the race. It was an incredible achievement for all of us!’ – Jon Morton
Out of 462 runners, Jon finished the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in 66th place, successfully beating his target time. Well done!
‘We are unbelievably proud of the boys and we would like to thank them and everyone who donated. Their efforts will help so many local families for years to come and we are constantly amazed by the level of support received from our local community.’ – Jo Priaulx
Donations can still be made by visiting: www.justgiving.com/JonathanPaulMorton