Race to the Stones

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Huge thank you to Steve Dunstan and his employer Scottbader chemical company, who have presented us with a whopping £1430!

This was raised by Steve running The Race To the Stones in July of this year. The Race to the Stones is a 100km run through the heart of the English countryside. The stones in question are the monolithic standing sarsens at Avebury in Wiltshire, which form one of Europe’s largest Neolithic monuments. They

weigh up to 65 tonnes each and the site is estimated to be at least 4,800 years old. More remarkably still, it is the only stone circle in the world to have both a pub and a chapel at its centre. It’s a truly mystical place.

The stones are a dramatic finish line, but what makes this run so spectacular is that the route follows the Ridgeway – Britain’s oldest long-distance path. Cutting from the Chilterns in Oxfordshire across the Thames to the North Wessex Downs, the trail has existed for 5,000 years.

Steve was running in memory of his Father in Law, Reg Harvey. Steve says “I would like to start by saying what a fantastic job you did in supporting my father-in-law Reg, before his passing away and in supporting all the family after. I decided as I am a keen runner, I would raise money for your worthy charity by running the Race to the Stones – 62.5 miles in 24 hours.”

Steve completed the run in an incredible 16 hours and 20 minutes. Steve’s wonderful fundraising was matched by his employer, Scottbader. Sincere thanks to everyone who has supported Steve in this amazing feat.