Brathay meet the team running 10 marathons in 10 days

A group of ultra-athletes spent the weekend with us at Brathay Hall to mark the start of an intensive 5-month training period to prepare them to run 10 marathons in 10 days.

This annual May challenge, known as the Brathay 10in10, is a major fundraiser for our charity as every participant is tasked with acquiring sponsorship to support our community programmes for young people and families in real need. It’s a significant ask of all them, bearing in mind the course is recognised as being one of UK’s toughest running events and that the 10 marathons involve 10 undulating laps around Windermere, run on 10 consecutive days.

The training weekend gave participants the opportunity to get to know one another, learn valuable training and nutrition tips, and get familiar with the route. They also heard more about our charity work in urban areas beyond the Lake District and saw firsthand how their fundraising efforts will help to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and families overcoming difficult challenges of their own across Cumbria, the North-West and Yorkshire.

Scott Umpleby, Head of Fundraising, said:

It was fantastic to meet this year’s team and show them how their fundraising will make a difference. The 10in10 is Brathay’s biggest fundraiser, helping us provide programmes centered around wellbeing to young people who need it most. The 10in10 is an inspirational event both for the physical achievement but also because of the difference it will make to so many young lives.

One of this year’s runners, Joanne Edgerton, said:

I’ve come back from the training weekend even more motivated to work towards my fundraising goals. It will be the hardest thing I’ve done but I’m ready to push myself and am really looking forward to the experience.

To make a donation in support of this year’s team visit: 

Runner on the Windermere Marathon course