Sunshine Challenge raises £5,815 in Yorkshire to Gibraltar epic!


25 Marathons…Kayak 26 miles of English Channel…1,500 miles of Cycling 6 weeks of endurance, much of it at altitude, raising money for the Forces Children’s Trust.

A small team consisting of Andy North, Dave Edwards & Mike Senior completed over 2,000 miles of running, cycling and kayaking for 6 weeks from Catterick Garrison in Yorkshire to Gibraltar.

What WAS the Sunshine Challenge?
• 6 weeks of Endurance from Yorkshire to Gibraltar
• Setting off from Catterick Garrison North Yorkshire on Friday 19th August 2011 at 10am
• Running each morning for 3 hours (20 miles)
• Cycling afternoons 4 hours (45 miles) 
• Through England, France & Spain 
• Kayaking the Thames and across the English Channel
• Includes 6,000ft Col d’Aubisque climb in Pyrenees – route of Tour de France
• Total Distance 25 Marathons… 1,500 miles Cycling… 26 Miles Kayaking

Donations came from:

  • BMB Clothing £100
  • B&P Williams £65
  • A&M North £1,400
  • Glendinning Insurance £500
  • Jenrick Group £750
  • Joan Glenndinning Charity Golf Tournament £3,000

A true epic fund raiser, donating £5,815 for the FCT. Read more at