Paul's gruelling 100km challenge

12th June 2013 3:25pm - Return to press releases

Sports tutor Paul Smith's 100km challengeAn East Riding College tutor has completed a gruelling 100km non-stop trek in North Yorkshire in memory of his mum.
Paul Smith (pictured), 30, from Bridlington, tackled the Oxfam TrailTrekker with three friends and completed the course in 27 hours and 40 minutes, coming 39th out of 350 teams and raising more than £2000 so far. Only 20 per cent of the teams finished with all four members.
He was accompanied on the trek, which started from Skipton and followed a route around Conistone, Deepdale, Ribblesdale and Malham, by Jason Scrivener, 30, from Bridlington, and Kyle Dench, 30, and James Russell, 36, both from Leeds.
The quartet chose to take on the challenge in memory of Paul’s mum, Gill, who died in 2012 aged 61 after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Paul, the College’s head of sport, said: “We thought it would be nice to do some events for my mum and also to raise some money for a good cause.
“It was really hard going - Jason lost three toenails and Kyle was admitted to hospital to check for deep vein thrombosis – but it’s a great feeling to have completed it.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has made a donation so far.”

To make a donation, visit http://www.justgiving.com/teams/pauljamesjasonkyle or text ACES88 £?? To 70070

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