Thousands Raised at the Windermere Running Events
Last month saw the return of our full-scale ASICS Windermere Marathon with hundreds of runners and spectators welcomed back to our grounds in Ambleside.
The day also coincided with the finale of the Brathay 10in10, where 18 runners ran a marathon each day for 10 days, raising money for our charity to support children and young people in need. Between them they raised an impressive £180,000 and the rising.
The ‘liquid sunshine’ may have came down by the bucket-load but it didn't stop over 600 runners racing across the ASICS Windermere Marathon, Brathay 5k and Brathay 10in10 – and a great time was had by all!
Our biggest year for fundraising
Our Brathay 10in10 runners have reached the highest amount ever this year, topping an incredible £180,000 – the highest sum raised so far in any Brathay 10in10 event.
Not surprisingly, it was an emotional finish at the end. They all showed true determination to reach the finish line on 10 consecutive days, inspired by seeing first hand the positive impact our charity has on so many young lives.
Jonathan Carter, who has now completed the Brathay 10in10 three times said,
I work within the NHS and had to defer for two years because of covid. It’s all the sweeter for being able to come back
Multiple records were broken with Adam Holland setting the overall record for the event, completing it in a total time of 29:02:47. He also set the lap record on his final marathon with a time of 02:45:45.
Scott Umpleby, head of fundraising, said:
It was fantastic to have our iconic running events back in full swing with no restrictions. We had the most runners we’ve had for any Brathay 10in10 event to date and it’s also been our most successful fundraising year. The team have done Brathay proud. Their fundraising will go towards helping many more young people access our community support programmes.