Heathfield man sets off in September on running challenge
Sussex man Brett Saunders is running the length of Britain from John O’Groats to Land’s End, despite considering himself an ‘inexperienced runner’.
Brett, 30, from Heathfield, East Sussex, will set off from the northernmost tip of Scotland in September.
Brett is running for two charities, the epilepsy charity SUDEP Action and the British Heart Foundation. He is hoping to raise around £16,000.
Brett said: “I’ll be setting off on the biggest running challenge I’ve ever undertaken – John O’Groats in Scotland to Lands End in Cornwall. The total distance of the challenge is 840 miles and I will be running around 50 miles per day across 16 days (daily running duration 12 – 15 hours). In the past 21 years, over 21,000 people with epilepsy have died suddenly and died too young. SUDEP Action’s Prevent21 campaign shines a light on this shocking disaster. With a significant change of attitude, culture, and action towards epilepsy – many lives CAN be saved. Knowledge saves lives.”
Brett is a landscape gardener. His family has worked in print, locally, for many years and he previously attended Eastbourne College.
To support Brett’s challenge go to justgiving.