Craig Alexander, 48 and from Bucks, completed the Chiltern Hills 100km Ultra Challenge in memory of his blind veteran father, and raised a fantastic £1,250 to support our work in the process.
The challenge started at 7am on Saturday and by 8:30pm Craig and his friend Dexter had reached the 50km mark. After some dinner and drinks they continued on through the night and finally reached the finish line 26 hours and 52 minutes after they’d started, maintaining a 4km/hour pace.
“It’s one of the best things I’ve done in my life. Getting out into the beautiful countryside during training did wonders not only for my physical health but also my mental health. And to be able to do it for a cause that I’ve seen literally change lives was an unbelievable feeling. I'd recommend taking on a challenge for Blind Veterans UK to anyone.”Craig
“I’m not going to lie, it was tough. But whenever I had moments of doubt I would think about the amazing work that Blind Veterans UK do every day and the mountains that visually impaired people have to overcome, and I was able to push on through."Craig