Scott Wrigley completes 19 of 20 epic running challenges for the Children’s Bereavement Centre.
Local businessman, Scott Wrigley decided to take on a huge challenge this year, to complete 20 epic events to raise money for local charity, the Children’s Bereavement Centre. The Children’s Bereavement Centre helps children and young people cope with the grieving process brought on by the death or terminal illness diagnosis of someone close to them.
Scott, owner, of Wrigleprint Personalised Merchandise in Newark, began his challenge on Sunday, February 12th Holme Pierrepoint where he took part in his first half marathon.
Since then, he has clocked up over 1000 miles in events, not including his training runs. His challenge included 8 half marathons, two 50K ultras, and a 70 mile, 24 hour equinox. The longest and one of the most challenging of his challenges was The Wall in the Summer, 115km run from Carlisle to Newcastle, known as the UK’s most iconic ultra-marathon, where runners conquer 70 stunning miles through historic Hadrian’s Wall.
Scott talked about this event,
“The Wall was one of the hardest things I’ve done so far. This was the one out of all my #cbc20420 epic challenges I was looking forward to the most (12/20) Got harder at around 25 miles as we left the Wall Town pit stop. Undulating ground big hill after big ass hill, with beautiful scenery! My main aim was to reach Hexham – 44 miles, I knew mentally as soon as I’d reached it I would be home and dry. – what’s another marathon when you’ve just done 44 miles?
For me the one I dug deep for was the last 5 miles, it went on forever, and ever, the further we got we still didn’t see the Millennium bridge. An extra surge of energy came when going past Newcastle Quayside, people cheering and clapping us on. Throughout the whole ultra the pitstops where the best ever! So many unofficial extra ones on the route also, really friendly people offering food drinks etc etc. As ever a great run community and great event organised by Rat Race HQ.
Was elated to finish and cross that bridge to achieve ‘legendary status.’”
Scott’s final Half Marathon on December the 2nd at Carsington Water.
Scott decided that he wanted to take his CBC 20 4 20 challenge of completing 20 events for a couple of reasons. It is 20 years ago since this first marathon, it is the Children’s Bereavement Centre 20th anniversary this year and because Scott experienced loss as a child and knows how important our service is to bereaved families.
The charity has been supported by Scott and his business, Wrigleprint over the years and now has a fundraising target of £20,000 that he would like to raise for the charity.
Taking part in these physically and mentally challenging events was always a private challenge for Scott, it was never his intention to raise money or tell people about it, but then he thought he could raise vital funds for the Children’s Bereavement Centre.
“Originally, I was just looking to take part in challenge events, but then I thought this was a great opportunity to raise money for a local charity at the same time. The Children’s Bereavement Centre is a unique and special place where children aged between 3 and 18 and their families who are affected by terminal illness or death of someone close can access the support and guidance they need, and if I can reach my target of £20,000 than this for me will be an extreme personal and fulfilling achievement.You can follow my journey on my Instagram and facebook page called fortysomethingrunner where I have been sharing my training. If you can give anything however small, you will be helping a fantastic cause.”
For the past few years Scott has been producing branded hoodies and t-shirts with the Children’s Bereavement Centre logo on for local fundraisers and for local businesses. He has designed and printed his own branded running shirts that he has worn to help raise awareness of his events and the charity.
Scott hopes to raise £20,000 for the charity, so far he’s £6,000. Please support Scott by sponsoring him by visiting –