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York brothers take on ‘Race to the Stones’ 100KM ultramarathon

08 Jul 2022

York brothers Joe and Tom Woof are taking part in RACE TO THE STONES today (Saturday 9 July 2022).

Race to the Stones is an ultramarathon starting at Lewknor (Oxfordshire) and finishing in Avebury (Wiltshire). The brothers will be running non-stop for 100km, along the UK’s oldest path through challenging terrain (and 3,704ft elevation) to raise money for York Against Cancer.

Joe and Tom said, “We’re both genuinely really excited! It’s forecast to be warmer than ideal (around 26 degrees) but the sun cream is packed and training has gone really well.

We know it’s going to be brutal at some point, we’re just hoping that’s close to the finish. We’ve got lots of people to think about to help motivate us when things do get tough though.”

Joe and Tom are both experienced runners but admit that this is the hardest challenge they’ve taken on.

Hayley Johnson, Head of Engagement at York Against Cancer said, “It was so great to meet Joe and Tom, they called in to HQ before setting off to the event in their campervan. It’s hugely appreciated that they’re taking on this epic ultramarathon and have chosen York Against Cancer as their charity of choice. I’ll be thinking of them and their families today and hope they get to enjoy it too. Wishing them the best of luck.”

Joe and Tom went on to say, “This is a very personal cause, not only to us but also those closest to us. We don’t have to look very far to see how devastating cancer is. However, we also don’t have to look very far to see lots of amazing work being done to support local cancer patients and families.

We’re very proud to be supporting York Against Cancer, especially knowing that the money raised will go towards the running costs of the new ‘Leveson Centre’, which sounds fantastic.

It’s been a pleasure to partner with the York Against Cancer team and we both feel privileged to have the opportunity to do things like this.

None of it would be possible without the incredible generosity and support of our family and friends. We’re especially grateful given the challenging times we’re all facing. The donations and messages of support have been amazing.

We’ll be the ones (hopefully!) crossing the finishing line on Saturday but it’s definitely a team effort.

Joe and Tom’s JustGiving page has raised close to £900. Please support Tom and Joe at here.