Carl’s final run of his 100 ½ marathons in 100 consecutive days for SSAFA & H4H

16 October 2020
Image of Amey employees stood at the start of their final day of half marathon challenge.

The very best of luck to Carl Shadrake, our Project Manager in Regional Prime South East, as he climbs Snowden today to mark the last of his 100 ½ marathons over 100 consecutive days in support of SSAFA and Help for Heroes. 

Carl’s final and 100th ½ marathon will see him run to the summit of Snowdon. He will be running from the hotel to the base (14km) before climbing the Llanberis path (7.13km) accompanied by the Grenadier Guards Commanding Officer and a team of 8 serving troops, 5 wounded veterans and a handful of family members who will be waiting at the bottom ready to climb the last stretch with him.  

Before the pandemic forced us into lockdown, Carl had already completed 11 consecutive ½ marathons. When the lockdown began to ease, Carl resumed his challenge in July, when  

Tim Redfern, Managing Director Defence, greeted Carl at the finish line on his first run back for the second phase of his event.  

Since then Carl has continued to run a ½ marathon every day in all weathers and has been accompanied along the way by colleagues and local running clubs who have all come out in good numbers to support him. 

Two weeks ago, Carl was accompanied by a team from 27 Regiment RLC, including their Commanding Officer (pictured). The Quarter Master at RMA Sandhurst ran alongside him a few days later, and Tim Redfern, Managing Director Defence, met up with Carl last week to run with him. 

SSAFA and Help for Heroes are two charities that are close to Carl’s heart. Carl is a twice wounded veteran, having served in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan along with many training overseas exercises in Canada, Kenya and Germany. During his first tour of Afghanistan in 2007, he was wounded by a suicide bomber that killed his driver and wounded all of his team in the vehicle. 

Carl has raised over £9,000 so far – if you’d like to support Carl and donate you can visit his secure fundraising page here: Carl Shadrake’s half marathon challenge 

Well done Carl, we’re really proud of you.