So here it is the 3 Marathons 1 Day trailer for the amazing charity Help Izzy Walk. The full video will be coming soon.
On Saturday 22nd October Simon Barnes, Lee Woodhatch, Anthony Harmes and Adam Witty-Merrin completed 3marathons in 1day in 14 hours. They ran the coastal path from Newquay to Padstow before jumping on their road bikes for a marathon cycle back to Newquay along a very hilly route. Once back at Academy Fitness, they jumped onto a Concept 2 Indoor Rower and rowed the 3rd and final marathon.
The challenge was the brain child of Simon Barnes – Director of Academy Fitness which is based at Newquay Tretherras School. Simon explained how he came up with the challenge only 4 months ago after a discussion with team mate Adam, who at the time thought he was crazy. Adam immediately said ‘I’ll join you’.
Simon then asked a couple of his members and good friends Lee whom has always wanted to run the coastal route and Anthony an ex-Army Captain who this year completed the Marathon Des Sables. The team was complete and around work and family they began to train.
It was brutal physically and mentally but we started as a team and finished as a team. (said Simon)
Lee explained how they were spurred on by all the generous donations and support from everyone on the day, the icing on the cake was when Izzy and family came to see us at the tail end of the rowing stage!
Although our challenge is over, Izzy’s journey continues so please if you haven’t already made a donation please visit the just giving page below and let’s help give this little legend all the support she needs in the future.
The team would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout, whether it was through donations, cheering, food supplies and the ongoing support through our regular social media posts/videos.
All the lads agree it would not have been possible if it wasn’t for our Superstar Physio Katie Hooper of Shore Physio who gave well needed treatment before and during the row marathon. A massive thanks to our support guy Ross Foreman who met us along both the run and cycle routes to make sure we ate and stayed hydrated. Richard & Alex from ‘Sloth Productions who have been filming the whole challenge and training to put together something special for Izzy and family.
Michael Pearce – Izzy’s dad explained ‘Thankyou so much to Simon, Lee, Adam and Anthony. Well done, three marathons in one day!! These four lads have raised over £1,500 for Izzy by putting their bodies through a mammoth challenge. I know how hard it was for you guys and we can’t thankyou enough for your support. Thankyou to everyone who supported and donated to these athletes. You are all helping to change a little girls life. Thankyou to Richard and Alex of Sloth Productions for filming the guys throughout their challenge, looking forward to seeing the video. If you haven’t already donated and would like to here is the lads justgiving page