CHAMPION fundraisier runner Steve Bullows has been reflecting on his latest challenge that raised more than £1,300 for Glossop-based charity Reuben’s Retreat.
Steve, from Millbrook, set out to complete a 92-race challenge in January 2018.
The significance of that number was that Reuben died aged 23 months and Steve’s mission was to run 23 marathons, 23 half marathons, 23 10k and 23 5k races in the year.
Steve, a teaching assistant at St Paul’s Primary, Stalybridge, managed 79 races, but the marathons took their toll with 10 being completed.
Steve ran hundreds of miles, including running 10 half marathons in 10 days, travelled thousands of miles to races and gave up every weekend for a year.
Steve has no regrets, saying: “First and foremost, it was a pleasure to support Reuben’s Retreat, raising their profile up and down the country.
“Along the way I’ve made many new friends and have amassed an impressive medal collection too.”
Steve is no stranger to running challenges and before Reuben’s Retreat completed 100 races in three years for Mummy’s Star, another Glossop-based charity, raising £10,000.
He has also completed more than 50 other runs for charities including Willow Wood, Brain Tumour Charity, Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan and Diabetes UK.
Steve is looking forward to returning to club and social running which he said he has missed.
He is a member of Red Rose Runners, Preston and a life coach at Hyde Running Community.