Jonathan Carter

Brathay 10in10 Athlete

I should really have learned by now, step away from the computer, DON’T press apply!! Every time I do this event it gets a little harder; niggles that were fleeting aches and pains seem to have become a more permanent feature of my running and day to day life. I am honestly unsure of how many more of these I can do - I’ve certainly got slower as the years have passed. To spice things up as well this year this will be my first ever back-to-back Brathay 10in10s having completed the challenge in 2022 as well.

I always want my bio to be interesting to read: witty, insightful, and possibly even thought provoking, to encourage people to support and sponsor me. Unfortunately, in reality I doubt I ever manage it but I write it anyway!

So I guess I need to start with answering the basics: who am I? Where am I from? Why am I here? These are simple questions, which should have simple answers. They are questions I seem to end up answering regularly although this probably makes me sound a bit dazed and confused; my friends and family (especially my wife) might suggest that this is my normal state of being!

So, let’s get the easier questions and answers out of the way. I am Jonathan Carter, I am a 46 year old (that sounds old when written down) from Yorkshire. I am an Advanced Clinical Practitioner working in a Emergency Department & Acute Medical unit in a hospital at the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales. I’ve done a bit of running in the past, having completed the 10in10 and various other marathons and ultras around the UK and further afield.

This will be my fourth time running the Brathay 10in10, meaning I am well over 50 official laps of the lake just from doing this great event. The first time I entered the 10in10 was purely for myself - a recognition of a landmark birthday. The second time I entered it was to prove that the first one wasn’t a fluke. However, events like the Brathay 10in10 have come to have a different meaning over the years. This is put into perspective and it’s importance highlighted when you see people that are finding daily life really hard, facing real adversity and they have nowhere to turn. That’s where charities like Brathay come in and why they are so important. I think this gives me a whole new perspective of the 10in10 event and why I and the rest of the team are running.

For me now it’s not just a need for a physical challenge. The need to complete the event in a time and race against the clock has gone, it’s now about something else, something much bigger and more impactful. Every penny raised, every mile run helps support young people make their futures brighter. Hearing about the massive impact Brathay has on these youngsters and what they’ve gone on to achieve after receiving support makes every wet, ground-out mile around the lake worth it.

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Goal: £3,000

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Experience

  • 2007: Blackpool Marathon
  • 2008: The Fellsman
  • 2009: Robin Hood Marathon
  • 2009: The Fellsman
  • 2010: Blackpool Marathon
  • 2012: Dublin Marathon
  • 2013: London Marathon
  • 2014: Berlin Marathon
  • 2015: Paris Marathon
  • 2016: Grisedale Trail Marathon
  • 2016: London Marathon
  • 2016: Brathay 10in10
  • 2016: Malaga Marathon
  • 2017: Amsterdam Marathon
  • 2018: London Marathon
  • 2018: Brathay 10in10
  • 2019: Snowdonia Marathon
  • 2019: Escape From Meriden
  • 2022: Brathay 10in10
  • 2022: The Wall
  • 2023: Spine Challenger
  • 2023: Brathay 10in10 Donate

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