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Martin Page of P2 Technologies 73 Mile Ultra-Marathon in aid of Forget Me Not Hospice

27/06/2017

Martin Page, the Managing Director of P2 Technologies, is taking part in the Kirklees Way Ultra Marathon on the 7th of July, raising money for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

The challenge involves running a challenging 73 mile route that circles the Kirklees District with over 8,000 feet of elevation throughout the course. The route takes in the best of the landscape, scenery, history and heritage of the Upper Colne Valley. Runners get a chance to enjoy the peaceful and exposed moorland tops with the gritty, industrial towns and valleys.

The course takes runners across the Spen Valley, down towards Batley and Dewsbury before guiding runners across to Clayton West and the Holme Valley with the course ending in Marsden.

The race commences at 8pm on Friday the 7th July in Birchencliffe, Huddersfield, and runs through the night. Participants tackle the course unsupported and almost entirely off the beaten track. Most of the course is marked, but a basic navigational skills are a must. The entire course must be completed in under 21 hours.

Martin has chosen to raise money for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice because of the amazing contribution they make to the local area. P2 Technologies are also proud members of the Forget Me Not 99 Business Club, and make regular donations to the charity.

The charity supports children who suffer from life shortening conditions, offering respite and support to both the children and their family members. Without the support of businesses, volunteers and kind donations from supporters, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is able to provide this crucial service for the people of Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.

You can follow Martin’s training log on Strava and can also donate to his Just Giving page here and help him meet his £500 target.