Patrick Norris

Brathay 10in10 Athlete

Having run the beautiful and hilly Windermere Marathon course several times I know first-hand how challenging it is. I have always admired and choked back a tear or two watching an amazing band of runners held together with tape and limping to the start for their tenth day running the course. The suffering and dedication these runners exhibit raise vital funds to help support and change the lives of children and young adults. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and the work of Brathay Trust has never been as vital as it is now.

In 2018 I was privileged to be awarded a place in the 2019 Brathay 10in10 and an opportunity to challenge myself and to fundraise. I spent a year selling cakes, raffles, spin bike rides - as big a challenge as the running. I was truly humbled by the generosity and kindness and support I was shown.

What followed in May 2019 was the most challenging ten days of my life, physically and emotionally. Having lost my dad a few days before the start of the event I was even more inspired to honor his memory and to complete the challenge. I completed 10 days battling blisters, in pain, held together with tape supported by the amazing Brathay support team. On day 10 my pain came to an end, but many young people are not so fortunate, and their pain continues - this is why any funds raised for Brathay are vital to aid their amazing work. I knew about two seconds after crossing the finish line on day 10 that it was not the end of my journey, but the start of another one.

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£3,711

Goal: £3,000

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Experience

  • 2015 & 2016: Comrades Ultramarathon
  • 2017 & 2018: Enigma Quadzilla
  • 2018: Viking 100 Challenge
  • 2018: Kent 50 Miler
  • 2019: Brathay 10in10
  • 2019: Lakeland 50
  • 2021: Brathay 10in10 Donate

Interested in the 10in10?

Are you an experienced marathon runner and up for a new challenge? Would you like to be one of the few specially chosen athletes to run the annual Brathay 10in10 Challenge Event while raising money and awareness for the charity?

How can I apply?

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