The Ben Trend Ultra 2013
It’s challenge time for four Fylde RFC members as Mark Evans, Matthew Wilkinson, Aodhan Carson and Jeavon Trend take on the daunting Ben Trend Ultra 2013 next August to raise funds for the wonderful Ben Trend Get Involved Foundation. The foundation was formed following Ben’s death in 2010, the idea being to provide funding each year to support individuals and/or organisations involved in sport in the Blackpool and Fylde area where Ben grew up, and also in the South West of London, where Ben lived for the last eight years of his life.
The boys will be running a non-stop paired relay from these two parts of the country, two places that meant so much to Ben. On Friday 2nd August at 1200 they will start at the Fit 8 Sports Centre in Wimbledon Village, London, and they will attempt to run non-stop to Fylde RFC in exactly 48 hours, finishing by 1200 on Sunday 4th August.
One pair will run 10 miles whilst the other pair rests and then the pairs will swop over. This will mean, injuries aside, that each of the team will run a minimum of 130 miles without any sleep in 48 hours.
So there is little doubt – THIS IS DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE!
Greg Littler, the former Fylde 1st XV physio, will be providing physio support both in the build-up to the challenge and during the 48 hours of the challenge, and KUKRI sports have kindly agreed to provide kit for the boys.
A dedicated website will soon be live, allowing people who would like to support the boys to make donations, and the route that the boys will be running will be released in the near future. People who would like to run sections of the route with the boys are more than welcome and there is little doubt that any support along the way in any form will be completely invaluable.
More information will be released over the course of the next few weeks. We hope people will be able to support both the Foundation and the boys as they attempt to raise money for this fabulous cause.
To read more about the Foundation please visit www.bentrendgetinvolved.com