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The Pathfinder March
STOP PRESS! John did it. From everyone at Fen Bank a huge thank you for this fantastic achievement to John and his support team of Angela, Sam and Rebecca. John has raised over £600 for the hounds. Here is his report:
a quick line to let you know that I completed running the 46 miles
in 9 hours and 23 minutes, 3 minutes slower than last year. It
would have taken a lot longer if Sam, my son, hadn't done 13 miles with
me and Angela my wife finished the last few miles with me. She kept
telling me to think of the Greyhounds! A real family affair with
Rebecca, daughter acting as driver and ferrying everyone about. I think
I am going to raise around £300 and would like to bring the cheque over
to Fen Bank in a couple of weeks. Below is a photo from the end of the
Below John presents Mick with the cheque - supervised by our current longest-stay residents Jasper and Edna.
What is the Pathfinder March?
The Pathfinder March is a gruelling 46-mile run around the four main Airbases of the Pathfinder Force, RAF Wyton (the HQ), RAF Gravely, RAF Oakington and RAF Warboys. This year it will be held on June 23rd, and John Yare is kindly entering to raise much-needed funds for the Fen Bank greyhounds. John is the proud owner of Abbie and Kewell, and says:
"I spent 25 years in the RAF as an aircraft electrician, working on a variety of aircraft types, predominantly the Tornado. Took up running in about 1994 as a way to keep up with the Standard Poodle we had. Did first race a half marathon in 1996 and have been running ever since. I left the RAF in 2008 and worked in a variety of teaching roles and I am now with the College of West Anglia teaching Uniformed Public Services. I now compete in Ultra Marathons and feel that I would like to use this to raise some money and awareness for Fen Bank. It is running and it is very arduous to say the least, however, it is something I really enjoy doing".
Best wishes and a heartfelt THANK YOU to John from all at Fen Bank, we really appreciate what you are doing for the hounds.