Chester Marathon on 6 October is Thea's final stretch
14 October 2013 14:50
Thea Davies' challenge is coming to an end.
Thea Davies' epic challenge for Blind Veterans UK is coming to a close. The Chester Marathon, to take place on 6 October 2013, will be her last challenge as part of her 415 mile challenge in support of Blind Veterans UK.
Having lost her partner Captain Stephen Healey in Afghanistan in 2012, Thea decided to commence this challenge and chose to run 415 miles in remembrance of Captain Healey.
The figure 415 was chosen because Captain Healey was the 415th fallen soldier since the operation in Afghanistan started in 2001.
The race starts and finishes at Chester racecourse
From the start line the race heads through the town, passing the local Town Hall. The also pass Chester Cathedral, the split level Middle Ages "Rows", Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and go through the ancient Roman Walls four times before leaving the City and heading across the Old Dee Bridge.
Runners then head out of Chester, via Pulford, crossing the border into the Welsh villages of Lavister and Rossett. The route then follows a small loop reaching the old village of Holt before crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon, leading back to England.
Runners head back along the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington to finish back at the racecourse and enjoy well-earned post run celebrations!
We are very eager to get a group of supporters together to cheer Thea on in the final stretch of such a challenging year. We will not have a specific spot where we are planning to meet, but if you are in the area on the 6 October and fancy supporting Thea and Blind Veterans UK, we would be delighted if you could do so.
Here is more information about Thea's story.