‘Run the Ulster Way’

1000km in Under 50 Days.


50 day challenge, noel johnston
noel johnston ulsterway challenge 1000km

I want to take on the challenge of completing the Ulster Way in 50 Days or under. The money will be divided among the most needed Youth/Sports Clubs in the community (and depending on how much we raise, will also help kick start some really helpful life-changing initiatives from child coaching to pensioner day trips.) This is going to be tough. As you know Ulster is not all flat ground and I will need to be well prepared.

I will be actively fundraising at every opportunity before, during and after the run.  My aim is to do close to a half marathon every day to stay within the time frame, although I believe I can do it in less than 50 days. I want to do it as quickly as I can, as I recently broke my ankle in February and required surgery, when I lost my job as a result, I realised instead of giving up, it was an excellent opportunity for people to see that when we put our minds to something we can do it, and sometimes doing that can benefit other people.

I will be completing the feat on my own, with a bag, a tent and all the other survival essentials. You can follow my progress on Social Media.
I will be promoting my fundraising event on my journey, taking photos with people and places along the way.  I would really love for the event to be as well documented and recorded for everyone involved and donating.

There are many people I would like to help with this and I would rather see local people in the community benefit from the money raised. I will also be raising funds for my Kick Across the Barricades Project. I will be then be representing CISTA (N.I) in next year’s election.

Anything you could offer would be greatly appreciated; it’s time we seen people helping each other while government take away. Let’s take action now ourselves!

Noel Johnston