BUDE charity, Talan’s Trust, was lucky enough to achieve ten places for runners to race in the Bath half marathon, an annual event that is the second biggest fundraiser outside the London marathon.
Last year, the Bath half marathon participants and supporters raised £2-million for charity.
Each runner commits to raising £175 each, plus money to pay their entry fee. As a new charity, Talan’s Trust was classified as a ‘bronze’ charity.
The runners from Bude have outdone themselves and on average raised £500 each, with a series of events in the last six weeks, including wine and wisdom evenings, a foodie quiz and an auction, to name a few.
Unfortunately due to the inclement weather at the end of last week, the half marathon organisers had to make the unenviable decision to cancel the race — but this didn’t stop the Talan’s Trust runners!
On Saturday, March 3, Talan’s Trust founder, Sarah Penny, mother of Talan who lost his life to cancer last year, and the ten runners got together and came up with a plan to go ahead and run the race anyway. Sarah said: “We felt we owed it to all our supporters.”
On Friday, March 23 at 4.30pm, the ten runners will run the distance of the Bath half marathon using the recent #TAL19 event route. The race will start and finish as before at Bude Surf Club.
Sarah added: “We hope friends will come and either run as support or come and cheer them on!”