Press Release: Sunday 26th March 2017
Hartlepool man transforms from couch potato to taking on 10,000 miles.
Hartlepool couch potato Paul Suggitt began an epic 10,000 mile challenge on January 1st 2017, aiming to complete more than a marathon distance a day, EVERY day for a year by walking, running and riding a bike whilst helping bring awareness of regional charity The Chris Lucas Trust.
To date Paul has completed over 2,500 miles and says “The last 85 days have been some of the most challenging of my life and it is all pretty much down to the weather”.
Paul, from Hartlepool, has faced some of the worst weather the start of the year has seen, however his determination to carry on has helped him push through the worst times.
“There have been times where I have questioned what I am doing, but quitting is not an option” says Paul.
Paul, a web and app developer came up with the idea of the Walk, Run, Ride Challenge back in April 2016 and almost immediately set to put the plan together and begin his 8 months of training to prepare him for the 1st January this year.
“I wanted to do something extra challenging for myself in 2017 whilst at the same time get fit in the process and raise awareness (and funds) for a great regional charity” says Paul.
Paul is completing this challenge around his day to day working life and aims to show people that if you have an idea or dream, then go and chase it.
“Often people let things like work get in the way of chasing dreams and ideas, however with a bit of planning and a few adjustments in their lives, people can be successful whatever they aim for.”
The Walk, Run, Ride challenge is taking Paul all over the North East region and around the country as he racks up the miles and gets closer to his 10,000 mile goal.
Paul wears a satellite tracker on some of his long distance days to allow people to track him from the comfort of their own homes, often resulting in total strangers coming out to run or ride with him when he is passing their areas.
“The support from people has been truly amazing, and through the encouraging messages I receive daily and people I meet, this spurs me on even more”
Follow Paul’s progress:
The WRR Challenge website: http://www.wrrchallenge.com
The WRR Challenge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wrrchallenge
The WRR Challenge Twitter account: https://twitter.com/wrrchallenge
The WRR JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/wrrchallenge