Terry Porter is training hard to run the 75-mile RUN TO PEGASUS event in June, running around 30 miles each week, including a marathon. We’re helping to sponsor him because we think he’s amazing to do it and because it’s in aid of the Veterans Charity.
Due to work and family commitments, runs tend to be at night (often finishing at 1 or 2am) or at the crack of dawn. He and his two running partners have raised over £2,300 so far, with further pledges totalling around £1,000.
The event commemorates the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and honours the men who spearheaded the invasion. On June 4, exactly 186 runners will set off from Tarrant Rushton airfield in Dorset and run 62 miles to Portsmouth to board a ferry to Normandy. They will then run the final three miles along the Caen canal towpath to arrive on the legendary Pegasus Bridge – 75 years since the 186 men of the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry did so.
Terry will take part with two friends, both of which trained in The Royal Marines. He plans to run as far as he can and then walk the remaining miles to reach the ferry at Portsmouth. If you’d like to sponsor Terry, please visit his fundraising page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/run2pegasus
For more information on the event, visit https://www.veteranscharity.org.uk/rtop and on Runners’ World here: https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/event/view/run-to-pegasus
The Veterans Charity was founded in March 2008 to support UK veterans of all generations. It provides fast, direct support to veterans facing hardship and distress. It supplies essential items including food shopping, clothing, household goods like kitchenware and appliances as well as furniture and even mobile phones to aid vital communication.