Dave’s 2019 JDRF Challenge

As explained in a post to this website on 4th January, Dave Pountney is undertaking an exhaustive sequence of events in 2019, for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). This deserving charity is in need of support for its efforts to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes….. You can find Dave’s story in that earlier post. We have now agreed to follow his ‘Challenge’ throughout the year and to keep his supporters updated.

Dave completed the Gloucester Half Marathon on Sunday and, at the same time achieved a personal best time of 1 hour 37 minutes and 46 seconds. That enabled him to finish in a very creditable 153rd place out of a massive 722 runners. Dave is shown below with fellow Harriers fan, Ian Danby, having just received their medals.

Next up for Dave is the Olympic Park Half Marathon, on Sunday, 10th February, and we wish him well with his preparations. Details of his ongoing commitments are:

   10th February – Olympic Park Half Marathon

17th March – Gloucester 20 Mile Race

7th April – Manchester Marathon

19th May – Worcester Marathon

21st-23rd June – Three Peaks Challenge

24th August – Blackpool Run the Lights 10K

                                       21st-22nd September – Equinox 24 Hour Race

                                                  13th October – Birmingham Half Marathon 

Dave has asked us to thank everyone who has so far sponsored his ‘Challenge’, which has got off to an excellent start, and we hope to persuade others to support his appeal.

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