Bill Storey will complete 113 miles in under 30 hours non-stop!
The challenge is inspired by friend and Meningitis Research Foundation Junior Ambassador, Sofia Crockatt who has herself raised thousands to defeat meningitis. The disease almost took Sofia’s life, and led to her left leg being amputated below the knee.
Bill Storey will run from Ullapool to the Isle of Skye in the North West Highlands of Scotland, a distance of around 113 miles, to fundraise for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF), in unpredictable weather and sub-zero conditions. His huge efforts have been inspired by the courage of his good friends’ daughter, Sofia Crockatt. Sofia, now 15, has herself competed in many sporting events to raise funds to defeat meningitis after the disease almost took her life when she was only 2 years old, and ultimately led to her left leg being amputated below the knee. The Crockatt family will form part of Bill’s vital team, who’ll be there to support him through the challenge.
Bill has set himself the demanding challenge of running the ultra-marathon continuously, which he hopes to complete in under 30 hours. This is to highlight MRF’s goal to defeat meningitis by 2030.