Brothers Kenneth and Davis Reader, alongside their friend John Guthrie, have set themselves a mammoth challenge this week they will be running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours! 4x4x48!
Their first run will be tonight at 8pm and their twelfth – yes twelfth – and final run will take place on Friday 26th March at 4pm!
We asked Davis to tell us a little more about their challenge and why St Cuthbert’s Hospice is close to their hearts:
“We were looking to support a local charity. It’s been such a tough year for all and that has had such a strenuous impact on charities in particular. We have all known someone close to us spend their last few weeks being well looked after by St Cuthbert’s and we felt now is a great time to give back.”
Davis first floated the idea of the challenge amongst friends back in 2020 but couldn’t set a date due to injury and was unable to convince anyone to do it with him. “This year John brought the idea up and I’ve jumped at it. We have seemingly convinced/conned Kenneth into thinking it’s a good idea too. Lockdown has certainly increased our levels of interest in running. Kenneth is a former 10k runner after running 100 10kms is 100 days back in 2014.”
They hope to take to the streets around their hometown of Durham and will mix it up running a little further afield too. “We may as well see some nice spots while clocking up the miles rather than the same pavements. Though at 12am and 4 am we will be searching for street lights so will likely stick to our own estate.”
The group have already gained lots of support from friends and family after setting up their JustGiving Page, they’ve already reached £1,030, beating their initial target of £1000 before they have even set out on run one!
Davis said “Our friends and family have been so generous. The MGL Group and the Dunes Event group have also pledged their support by donating £750.00 so far which is absolutely amazing! Hopefully, we can continue to gain more local businesses support when we are taking part!”
If you’d like to support Davis, Kenneth and John and follow along with their challenge, please visit their JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/4x48davkennyjohn