Archie's three marathons in three days charity challenge
- Credit: Poppy Snowling
A University student from Sidmouth has raised more than £2,500 for charity by attempting to run three marathons in three days.
Archie Snowling, 20, set himself the challenge of running the marathons around Lyme Regis over the Easter weekend to help raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Action, a charity which has supported Archie and his family.
Archie, who is studying Business and Laws at Falmouth University, said: “At the age of 12, I was diagnosed with Generalised Epilepsy. Throughout the last few years, I have experienced first-hand the many challenges associated with the condition and understand the impact it has on every single aspect of life; from school, to social, to sport.
I am acutely aware there is still so much work that needs to be undertaken to develop understanding and treatment for the condition.
“My family and I have benefited hugely from their help over the years.
By running “Three in Three “I hoped to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy Action so they can continue to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy and also continue to enable individuals, including myself, to access much-needed support, advice, and information.”
Archie had to cut short his run on Easter Sunday owing to a ligament injury on day two of his challenge, completing two and a half marathons in total with his sister, Poppy, running the third marathon on his behalf.
Archie said: “The swelling had become quite serious and if I am honest, it started to resemble a shovel rather than a foot. I still completed the second marathon though. On the last day I had to resort to running using crutches. In the end I ran a half marathon on crutches.”
Commenting on Archie’s marathons, his family said: “We are all incredibly proud of Archie and the determination and perseverance he displayed throughout the challenge”
Archie exceeded his target of £500 and wanted to pass on his thanks to those who have supported him throughout his fundraising challenge. He said: “Thank you for absolutely all the donations and words of encouragement, I am immensely grateful to all of you.”
If you would like to support Archie’s 3in3 challenge, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/archie-snowling3