Namibian Desert Ultra Marathon for charity

Tuesday 15th November 2022

John Doe Jack Tunney

Namibian Desert Ultra Marathon for charity

250km in 5 stages over 5 days
Daytime temperatures of 35°C - 55°C ☀️
Sand dunes and scrubland 🏜
Namibia 📍

Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation….

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During the first lockdown I was sat in the garden with my dad and a couple bottles of red wine. He was showing me a video of a Desert Ultramarathon and giving me copious lines of inspiration.

My dad is a bit of a seasoned ultra-runner so for some people, they’d probably say this run was inevitable for me. I’d say the amount of red I had sunk was what sealed it though.

Talk about a hangover..

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Over the past 18 months we’ve been putting our bodies through the ropes, all in the knowledge of this race to come.

Over 5 days, my dad and I will aim to complete 6 marathons in a self-sufficient race, carrying everything needed apart from water for the duration! You can see more here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFNzF7vQWpY

It’ll be the biggest physical test in my life so far, so I thought it only right to raise some money and awareness for a couple of amazing causes close to my heart in the process.

First up: Chron’s and Colitis UK - https://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/

As some of you will know my Mum has Crohn's, a life-long health condition that comes with some very real ups and downs. Seeing her strength dealing with this has been a constant course of inspiration and shaped who I am today. She recently completed the Berlin Marathon a couple weeks back and I truly believe that the awareness / support this charity provided over her life has played a part in enabling her to achieve amazing feats.

For those who aren’t aware, Chron’s is an auto-immune disease whereby your immune system attacks your gut causing chronic inflammation. It can cause digestive complications, abdominal pain, and weight loss. In severe cases, the disease can become life-threatening.

I’m incredibly lucky that, through countless surgeries, steroids, and immuno suppressants, my mum is able to manage her condition. But it’s so important that we raise awareness and understanding to fund research that improves diagnosis and treatment.

Secondly: Barnabus - https://www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk/

You can’t live and work in Manchester’s property scene without being painfully aware of the city’s homelessness problem. While on the one hand it’s amazing to be a part of a sector that’s going from strength to strength, I wanted a way to do my bit to help those less fortunate in the city.

Barnabus is an incredible charity that supports Manchester’s homeless community - working closely with the most vulnerable people to help them find a way back into society.

They do so much to help the homeless situation in Manchester and are certainly worthy of every bit of support.

You can track all my race prep here - https://www.strava.com/athletes/25867241

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by 142 supporters

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    Tim Barnett-Richards

    AMAZING effort, guys!! Well done…

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    Anonymous

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    Stephen Oster

    Incredible achievement mate. Onto the next one!

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    Tom Bridgford

    Incredible achievement Phil and Jack. Well done.

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    Matt Taylor

    Unbelievable! Incredibly impressive!

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    Anonymous

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    Anonymous

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    Andrew Burns

    Well done Phil and Jack - amazing achievement for two great causes.

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    Danny Coetsee

    Jolly good show old chap. I shall buy you 1 pint 🍻

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    Phil Duignan

    Superb effort gents and for a great cause. really well done

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    Andrew Aherne

    Supberb effort and hard core! Well done

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    Claire RS

    Amazing Achievement - well done to you and Jack!

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    Liam T

    Congrats guys! Amazing achievement!

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    Tom Birchall

    Superhuman effort for a great cause! Well done both!

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    Gareth Ashfield

    Well done Phil (and Jack). Top effort for brilliant causes.

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    Ingram

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    Richard Huw Lloyd

    Well done Phil and Jack - amazing family effort and excellent causes. R

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    Olivia Gresty

    Well done!

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    Will Brazel

    Unreal effort Jack! Well done lad

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    Harrison & Loretta

    Well in Tunney absolutely smashed that run (dad included!!). Ran for a great cause man your ma & pa will be hella proud of you Xxx

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    Barbara Blundell

    Very well done Phil and Jack. From very proud Auntie B & Uncle F.🤩🔔🤩🔔

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    Stephen Booth

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    Ashley patel

    Well in mate!

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    Victoria Fryman

    Congratulations Phil and Jack! It’s been amazing to follow you both and witness the difficult terrain. Brilliant charities and well done. Victoria Gareth and Alice xxx

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    Sharron

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    Nicki Vivash

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    Tim & Nou

    Absolutely phenomenal achievement for both you and your father - amazing, both of you - huge congratulations to you both xxx

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    Andrea AINLEY

    Absolutely Amazing 🤩 Massive Well Done 👏

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    Tracey & Stuart Duffy

    Wow brilliant. Well done both 😁

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    Lesley Chan

    Fantastic achievement in such difficult terrain, well done Jack and Phil x

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    Anonymous

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    George & Gab

    Amazing efforts! Hope your legs are still attached!

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    Wendy Bridges

    What a fantastic feat, I honestly don’t know how anyone does this. An amazing effort, well done 👏 👏👏

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    Lisa Hillyard

    Well done Guys amazing

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    Anne Swanston

    Absolutely amazing achievement! Well done to both of you 🥰

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    Helen & Ken Norbury

    Go Jack - Branwood & MGS will be proud 👏 Amazing! From The Norbury’s

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    Alison

    What a race Jack keep going

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    Maria Barnes

    Wow what an achievement, congratulations to you both, awesome running! 👏🏻💪🏼🌟 xx

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    Lisa Parr

    Go Jack amazing well done

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    Victoria Wilmot

    Well done x

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    Carole and Garry Baines

    🙌🙌🙌 Smashing it

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    Alison McCann

    Great job Phil and Jack xxx

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    Sharon Nugent

    Totally in awe of what you’re doing!

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    Rich H

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    Catherine Wightman

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    Auntie Anita, Uncle Paul, Emily, and Jack

    Good luck!

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    Anonymous

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    Lindsay Shaw

    It’s amazing what you are both doing ❤️

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    John, Julie, Evie & George

    Wishing you both the best of luck

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    Robyn & Rob

    Good luck to you both xx

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    Anonymous

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    Liam Horrigan

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    Michal & Your FLOCK

    Goodluck Jack!

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    Anonymous

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    Naeema Choudry

    Good luck Phil and Jack - totally in awe of you both. Naeema x

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    Will Dolby

    Do it for TNNRC

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    Lorna, Pat & Fin

    Good luck Jack and Phil Love from the Js

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    Paul Stacey

    Good luck pal. Emily says good luck too!!!

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    Booney

    God speed r kid!

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    Helen Rigby

    Best of luck to you both on your epic but crazy adventure. Love Helen X

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    Christine Ward-Cummins

    Good luck to you both.

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    Helen P

    Amazing challenge! Take great care and smash it, Lads!

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    John Ewbank

    A huge thing you’re doing and what an achievement it’ll be at the end both physically and mentally. Good luck, go well and stay safe

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    Janet Nuttall

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    Ele Lovering

    This is truly incredible! Good luck! Ele

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    Ida

    Good Luck Lads ......

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    Tom and Pol Crighton

    Good luck lads

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    Phill Birchall

    Best of luck both, an incredible challenge and hopefully some brilliant memories for you both.

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    Tom Brown

    Good luck Jack You’ve got this! Tom

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    Sean Hand

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    Debbie and Nathan Grassam

    Jack - WOW! An amazing, incredibly inspiring, crazy challenge. You've trained so hard, proud of you, and will be thinking of you. Take care and good luck to you and your Dad. Smash it! xx

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    Kath Roberts

    An incredible thing to do together for two such wonderful causes. Good luck!

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    Conor Flood

    Good luck with the mission you two! Looking forward to hearing your Forest Gump stories when you’re back! X

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    Mr Simon Harris

    Good effort Phil and Jack - will be pretty special doing such an epic event together and for such great causes - legends.

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    Dawn Hilton

    It's okay to be a bit bonkers for a cause as good as these...

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    Gurj Atwal

    Phil I can barely believe the task you’ve set yourself this time, even against your other worldly standards! The very best of luck and hats off to you for generating support for an incredibly worthwhile cause. Gurj Atwal

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    Phil H

    Amazing endeavour! - all the best with it to you both!

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    Anonymous

    Good luck mate!

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    David E

    Wishing you the best on this epic journey. Good luck!

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    Elaine Ashton

    Very best of luck. What an adventure!

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    Vikki Percival

    Good luck Phil & Jack! X

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    Liz Whitfield

    Amazing! Good luck to you both

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    Joanna Riley

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    Alexandra Salthouse

    Wow Wow Wow 🤩 Amazing

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    Shelley Wright

    Good luck!

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    Carley Clifton

    Good Luck Phil & Jack x

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    Steph & Bhav Chande

    How amazing. Wishing you both luck, courage and energy! Go smash it! Xxx

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    Amanda & Stephen Booth

    Good luck Phil & Jack. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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    Elizabeth Cartwright

    Best of luck to you both - I think you're going to need it!

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    Grandad & Nana

    Good luck both and staysafe

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    Julie Lewis

    Phil and Jack! Wow this has got to be the craziest marathon to do but wow wow wow I know you’ll both smash this!!! What courage, determination and willpower you both have …reminds me of your wife/mum! A very special and tough lady!!! Good luck both!! Julie and Jack xx

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    Simon Chamberlain

    As you say Phil - completely bonkers! Very best of luck to you both.

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    Laurence Searle

    Best of luck Phillip/Jack!

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    Michelle Moss

    More than a bit bonkers! Good luck!

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    Jane Southworth

    Best of luck - both great charities

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    Tracy Gibson

    You are both mad - but if anyone can do it... Good Luck to you both

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    Fiona Barker

    Phil and Jack- an epic challenge that you must truly have to be bonkers to sign up for! I am sure all your hard work and preparation will serve you well.

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    Michelle Millard

    Good luck Phillip and Jack! Hope you smash it!! Look forward to seeing some photos, assuming you both survive...

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    Sariha Tarafdar

    Good luck Jack & Phillip!

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    Alex Wright

    Rather you than me!

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    Shelagh Ward

    Good luck!

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    Vic and Lisa Johnston

    Good luck, I hope the conditions are kind to you both!

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    Penny Small

    Good luck both of you - enjoy the experience and remember the sun cream xx

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    Veronica Tunney

    Go smash it boys. In it together. Love you both 💙💙 #proudmum #proudwife

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    Dewy Saxena

    Go killem ginger x

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    Jack C

    This is just incredible bro!! That distance still blows my mind!! Wish you all the best mate!

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    Aoife Taylor

    Good luck! You can do it 😃

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    Steve turner

    Beat of luck Phil and Jack, looks insane!

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    Akeel

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    Louis and Ellie

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    Ashwin

    Smash it mate!

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    Vicente

    🔥🔥🔥

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    Chin & Becky

    Good luck Jack!! You’ll absolutely smash it xxx

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    Danny

    Go on lad aint nothing to it but to do it 💪🏽 will donate again when you finish

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    Matt Meekins

    Good luck mate!

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    Adam Miller

    Good luck mate, you both will smash it!!

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    Anonymous

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    Adam Cooke

    Good luck Jack! I'm sure you will smash it!!

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    Rod and Alison

    Good luck Jack and Phillip! Fantastic causes and we’re sure you’ll do it!

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    Howard

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    James Trafford

    Well done Jack (and Phillip) - amazing ! Good luck !

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    Helen Ball

    Wahooo Go for it Jack you legend 🤩🙌🏼

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    Maz

    All the best

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    Anonymous

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    Scotty G

    Good luck chaps, both great charities & will be a huge achievement, which you will smash. Please don't forget your suncream Jack! Drinks on me at Coal & Cotton x

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    Jude (Becky’s mum!)

    Goood luck Jack, you’re Mum must be very proud of you! 😘

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    Jayne Speers

    Good luck Jack and Phillip. You can find the best spot in camp every evening when you finish ahead of Phillip. You’re both as mad as each other but it was inevitable that you’d get the big Jack after all the marvellous events Phillip has done over the years

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    Mike Eccleston

    Will be an incredible achievement and two great causes. Good luck!

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    Kate Brown

    What an incredible thing to do! Good luck 🎉 you'll smash it x

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    Michael Berger

    Good luck!!

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    Tom Benson

    Incredible stuff, good luck!

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    Jade and Chloe

    Marathon...Gambia...Running...250km...Groovy...Yeah Genuinely all the best smash the back doors on 👍🤙

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    Nile H

    Come back as brown as me lad

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    Sophie and Bobby

    Incredible, Good luck Tunney. You’ll smash it

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    joe shalom

    madness :)

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    Paul Bannon

    You will smash it lad x

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    Caitlin

    Good luck 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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    Henry Craven

    Good luck Jack! Rather you than me 😂

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    Sophie Collins

    Good luck Jack!! You’ll be amazing.

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    Sophie Brown

    Yes go on Jack! Incredible work

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    Kelly GG

    Not long now - proud already! 💪 💥

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