Publish date: 21 June 2021
On Saturday 12th June, Will Oram took on the monumental challenge of completing a 50-mile run across the Yorkshire Pennines to raise money for Warrington & Halton Hospitals’ Charity (WHH Charity).
Will, a Fixed Income Sales Trader from Stockton Heath, was greatly inspired by Captain Tom’s efforts in raising over £32 million for the NHS last year and wanted to do his bit by taking part in the Pennine Barrier Ultra, a 50-mile ultra-marathon event with 2593m of ascent that fuses together some of the finest trails in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
“I wanted to do my bit for the hospital that will undoubtedly be serving me and my family for years to come – and in fact, with one trip to A&E under our belt and several trips to the maternity unit for scans on our upcoming little one, they already have,” said Will.
Speaking about the event, he also said, “It went well; far hillier than I expected (not sure why that surprised me, as I knew the route before I ran it!) but thoroughly enjoyed it and we were really lucky with the weather. It was a really well-run event.”
Will began training in January this year and completed 95 training runs in total, logging over 132 hours and a staggering 964 miles in preparation for the big day. He completed the event in 10 hours and 10 minutes.
To date, Will has managed to raise over £1118 through JustGiving, smashing his original target of £500. All of the money raised from the event will directly benefit patients at Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospitals.
Helen Higginson, Fundraising Manager of WHH Charity, said, “We are completely awestruck by the dedication and commitment that Will has shown by taking on this huge challenge, not to mention incredibly grateful that he chose our hospitals to benefit from his fundraising. Thank you and well done, Will!”
You can still sponsor Will via his JustGiving at justgiving.com/fundraising/will-oram