Royal Marine John Thornton was sadly killed in Afghanistan in 2008 and would have been 30 years old on 12 April. Here at the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation we thought that it would be a fitting tribute to take on a 30 mile challenge in his memory. The final test on the Royal Marine Commando Course is a 30 miler, across Dartmoor with kit, so 30 miles is quite a significant distance for Royal Marines.
30 Miles for JT’s 30th will not necessarily be a 30 mile march across Dartmoor. The challenge will be whatever you want it to be. You can walk, run, cycle, swim, row or complete the distance in the gym. If you would like to run a few miles, cycle some more and finish with a walk it’s all entirely up to you. Whether you take on the challenge in one go or do ten 3 mile challenges, it’s your choice. Whether you complete 30 miles as an individual or as a team, again it’s up to you. The challenge is to complete 30 miles between 30 March 30 and 12 April, however you choose. You will need to be self-motivated and organise your own routes and distances.
Registration is £5 which will include a t-shirt and a fundraising pack. As part of the challenge your commitment is to raise a minimum of £30 for the JTYAF and to send in a ‘selfie’ taken at some time during your 30 miles.
This is a great opportunity to get fit, organise a challenge, tailor made by you for you and help local young people. If you would like to get involved please visit the JTYAF website at www.jtyaf.org or give Pete a call 07792 121 645.