48 Miles in 48 Hours for Dedicated Brothers

16 Apr 2021

Joe Mcloughlin, 18, a Blue Coat 6th Form student and his brother Josh, 14-year-old Hulme Grammar pupil, took on a mega fitness challenge in memory of their gran, Patricia, to raise funds for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice where she sadly passed away in April 2017. The super-fit duo took on American fitness guru, David Goggins’ 4x4x48 challenge- running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours.

Only signing up for the challenge a week before, the boys who came up with the idea to take part themselves, had virtually no training beforehand and had very little sleep between runs with each run taking longer than the previous one. The intense challenge meant that Joe even had to have his feet bandaged up before he could carry out each run, and both boys struggled through with injuries.

Starting their challenge with an initial fundraising target of £250, the boys smashed their total and raised an incredible £4,060 towards patient care at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice!

Their mum, Jennie Mcloughlin spoke of their achievement: “They were so determined, they were tired, hungry, feeling sick and even sustained injuries but they didn’t give up! We’ve all been shocked at the generosity of those who have donated, the community has come together to support Joe and Josh in their challenge to raise funds for the Hospice who supported their gran and made her last few days so precious.”

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