Last Sunday saw the culmination of a wacky idea some 18 months previously. One of our Trustees Rob, took part in the Great Bristol Run – 13.1 miles or 21.1km round Bristol.

It was a truly incredible day from start to finish, the crowds, the support and the over £3100 raised for the charity.

Rob described it as a “day he would savour forever” and like nothing he has ever experienced before. First 16km went exactly to plan, barring a couple of ‘hold ups’ due to the sheer number of runners!

Last 5km were the toughest, Castle Park Hill at 12 miles comes to mind. Despite the so called ‘wall’ being met, Rob was able to manage his way through this, in fact speeding up on each of the last 5km. The ‘wall’ was met with a ‘wall of noise’ who shouted him down the line

Rob finished in a time of 1hr 45mins and 21 seconds. A lifetime best…a personal best and lots of other bests! It was after all, the first time he had ever attempted anything like this.

The aftermath, relatively unscathed – a few healthy aches, an argument with a toe nail trying to leave its bed but other than that, all good.

So a massive thank you to everyone who supported and made it possible, you all know who you are and on behalf of the charity – to all those who donated, it really has made a huge difference!

The SWHS Team x


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