Josie’s Everest 135 mile ultra challenge for St David’s Hospice
Local endurance runner, Josie Davies took part in a gruelling virtual Everest 135 mile ultra-challenge to raise funds for her local adult Hospice.
Raising much needed funds for St David’s Hospice, she began her challenging quest by starting to run around her own Everest, the Great Orme, with friend Gwenan Carter.
(Josie Davies in Hospice Hero T-shirt on the Orme)
The event, took place between 17 October and 17 November 2020, which was arguably the hardest Ultra on the planet, the Ultra Everest 135 comes to GB Ultras in the form of a Virtual Event.
It utilising the same mapping as the actual event in the Himalayas and is trackable online. Following the completion of her 135 Mile race, Josie was awarded the ‘Limited Edition’ Ultra Everest 135 metal medal.
Talking about her running, Josie said:
“I always like to have a challenge in my life and running allows me to do this.
“I really enjoying the challenge, it gave me pleasure knowing I was doing something to help others who maybe are not so lucky to be able to run for whatever reason.”
“I’ve witnessed the terrible effects and impact that cancer has on family members and friends and I wanted to help in some way. With the current situation as it is, St David’s Hospice has been struggling and so I wanted to help in some way.
“My friend Gwen runs with me sometimes and wanted to support me on some of my runs, as well my little boy who’s six also likes to run occasionally but not so much when I run the Great Orme!”
Josie set an initial target of £200, however to date she has raised over £600 for the Hospice. If you would like to sponsor Josie, visit her Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/josie-davies3
Well done Josie, and a massive thank you from us all at St David’s Hospice.