Wednesday, 16 September 2015
A University of Worcester Business student is celebrating after completing four marathons in four days to raise funds for a children’s charity.
Alister Brown took on the challenge in aid of Variety, which helps disabled and disadvantaged children, and has so far raised more than £1,800.
The 24-year-old, from Bath Road, Worcester, said: “It was brilliant; I loved it. I don’t know how I did it, it just kind of happened. I had so much support and I think that just carried me along.”
Alister has just completed a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Worcester, which he studied for part-time while working full-time at Brierley Hill-based Alloy Wire International.
“The company I work for has done a lot of charity work and this particular charity approached us and asked if there was anything we would like to get involved in,” he said. “I looked at the list of events put forward and thought they all seemed too sane, and I wanted to do something a bit more wild and push myself to the limit, as it was for charity. So I looked online and found the Quadrathon Challenge.”
The event is described as Ireland's most unique four day event, covering 105 miles taking in the scenic Inishowen along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Alister is hoping to push his final total to £2,000. To donbate visit his webpage at https://www.justgiving.com/alisterchallenge/