Race 9: Milton Keynes (Clint)

Race 9: Milton Keynes (Clint)

For the first time in the 12 Marathons Challenge, our volunteers, Clint and Emma, ran separate races due to availability. On Sunday 9th December Clint ventured to Milton Keynes for the Enigma race for the second time in the challenge, but it wasn’t all smooth running…

Clint filmed a fantastic video as he was driving to Milton Keynes, take a look at what he had to say here:

To donate to Clint’s challenge, please click here.

Race time: 5 hours 12 minutes
The rain, wind, and cold were the least of Clint’s problems. Diverted traffic and speed restrictions forced Clint to arrive late to the race. Thankfully, we used this company for Race 5, so the organisers knew Clint and the 12 Marathons Challenge and permitted him to take part. After a quick turnaround, Clint strapped his running number onto his chest and tried to catch up with the other competitors. 

Despite beginning 10 minutes late, within six miles Clint overtook two runners and was approaching the rest of the group. 

This course is a fairly flat and beautiful lake circuit of seven laps. The rain cleared for the race, but the bitter winds made the event far from warm. 

Clint said: “Nine races down and they seem to be getting easier, or at least that’s what I tell myself as I crawl into my car at the ungodly hours of the morning. In August, we ran this route clockwise, but this time we went anti-clockwise. Given the repetitive nature of the course, I was glad to be going the other way for a change of scenery. 

“I really enjoyed this one and I’m looking forward to going back in January. It would be amazing to have some supporters cheering during the race. I’d love to get my time under five hours and I know that would be a great piece of encouragement.

“If anyone hasn’t donated yet, I can’t stress enough how much of a difference every penny that you give will make.”

Clint’s running tips from the seasoned runners in August paid off as he ran his fastest race yet.

Join Emma Preston, friend of The Foundation, and Clint Nykamp, from Fine & Country Solihull, as they embark on their 10th race on Saturday 5th January at Milton Keynes. The looped circuit ensures that you will have plenty of competitors to watch and you can wave and cheer for Emma and Clint seven times, while staying in the same place. 

To support Clint, please click here.

Where do your donations go?
In March 2019, Emma and Clint will complete their final race of this year-long endurance challenge. The money raised will go into The Fine & Country Foundation grant pot. Throughout March, registered homeless charities can apply for up to £3,000 of funding for their projects. 

Once the applications close on 31st March, Emma and Clint will nominate a charity each for a grant. They will join our Trustees in April to help decide where our grants go. 

The more Emma and Clint raise, the more charities we can support and the larger the grants we can give. 

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, there’s still time to help make a difference. Click here to see how their fundraising efforts are going so far.

To nominate your favourite homeless charity or find out more about our March grant programme, click here

10th Dec 2018

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