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Fundraising Update

As you may know, my Dad passed away a week before Christmas. He was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2019 and had spent much of 2020 undergoing treatment.

In memory of dad, I set myself the challenge of raising money for Bowel Cancer UK by running 250 km throughout January.

In the end I exceeded my original target, achieving a final total of 316 km, (which is approximately the distance between Churston Way Lodge and Dad’s home in London).

Over the course of the month, I’ve completed 20 runs, which means I ran on average 15.8 km per run. And over the 31 days in January I ran the equivalent of 10.2 km a day.

I ran for a total of 34 hours and 24 minutes, with an average pace of 6 mins 32 sec per km.

As you may be aware, Brixham is pretty hilly and I climbed 5,075 metres over the month – that’s like climbing Ben Nevis 3.8 times!

(My fitness tracker also estimates that I burnt 21,266 calories over the month – the equivalent of 82.7 Big Macs!

Before I go, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who’s supported me over the past month – both to those who’ve donated, (it’s not too late to donate if you haven’t already), and also to those of you who’ve posted messages of support and encouragement. Your support has been greatly appreciated!

At the time of writing, we’ve raised a whopping £1,172 together – which is absolutely astounding. Dad would have been truly amazed at this total.

And once again, thank you!

If you’d like to find out more about the charity I’m supporting, please visit their website:

If you’d like to sponsor me, please go to

You can also find details of all my runs here.

Michael Ellis, Dad

Date: 31 January 2021