During the weekend of the 29th September, Dursley based Chris “Kit” Burman-Day will embark on a solo challenge taking on 300km, including running the length of the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Bath, 164km (102 miles) in its own right.
He will start in Gloucester cycling to Chipping Campden where he will transition from bike to running, running the 164km to Bath. From Bath, he will re-mount his bike, cycling to Sharpness where he will swap his bike for a kayak and paddle the remaining distance, some 26km back to Gloucester.
Throughout training for and working towards this challenge Chris is raising money for The Children’s Society, an organisation close to his and his family’s heart. The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local services, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable. It also campaigns for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.
Chris runs Cotswold based The Endurance Department, an endurance and fitness coaching business and has completed numerous ultra-distance and endurance events in the past, in multi-sport, running and cycling disciplines, most recently a 100km ultra-marathon on the Cotswold Way as part of his preparation for this challenge.
Throughout the challenge Chris will be supported by a crew of family and friends who will meet him at agreed transition points to swap equipment and top up any food he may need, and a few have even agreed to run and paddle some sections with him in support.