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Declan Faulkner

Declan Faulkner's fundraising page

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donation[/p][p] [/p][p]Description of the Challenge![/p][lt]h1 style="margin-left: 70px;"[gt]CCC® (Courmayeur Champex Chamonix)[lt]/h1[gt][div=position: relative; margin: 0px 0px 0px 70px;][p]A race deep into wilderness using for the most the international path “Grande Randonnée du Tour du Mont-Blanc (GR TMB)”.[lt]br /[gt]Mountain race, with numerous passages in high altitude ([gt]2500m), in difficult weather conditions (night, wind, cold, rain or snow), that needs a very good training, adapted equipment and a real capacity of personal autonomy.[/p][p]The CCC® has climbed from being the "little sister of the UTMB®" to becoming a unique race that is one of the most prestigious of the world. The start line at the centre of Courmayeur is tinged with an atmosphere that only Italians can provide, a rare emotional moment to the music of Vangelis.[/p][p]The first kilometres, on an original route, different from the UTMB®, quickly lead to 2500m of altitude to one of the most exceptional panoramas one can imagine, facing the Mont-Blanc and the Grandes Jorasses. The passage of the Grand col Ferret (2537m) marks the entrance of the race in Switzerland, where the competitors will be warmly welcomed by the volunteers of La Fouly, Champex and Trient. Already in France but so close to Switzerland, anyone can enjoy the authenticity of Vallorcine, before discovering after an incredible ascension the Vallons des Chezerys, a true corner of paradise with a magnificent view on the Mont-Blanc chain. It is then time to finally reach the arrival arch in the heart of Chamonix.[/p][p][lt]span class="texteBleu"[gt][b]Refreshment posts[/b] [lt]/span[gt]: The principle of the race is semi-self sufficiency. Ten posts will be supplied with drinks and/or food to be taken on site.[/p][p][lt]strong class="texteBleu"[gt]Major difficulties[/b]: Ascension of the Tête de la Tronche (2584m) then Grand col Ferret (2537m) during the first third of the race. The second part leads to 3 heavy ascensions : Bovine, Tseppes and La Tête au vents. The long downhill parts that follow every ascension are as difficult for joints and muscles.[/p][p]This race is open to 1800 competitors maximum.[lt]br /[gt]The start will take place at the centre of Courmayeur, on the Brocherel Place,[b] Friday 31th August 2012 at 10am[/b].[lt]br /[gt]The race will be open for 26 hours maximum, and the hour barriers will be calculated accordingly.[lt]br /[gt]The timing is calculated to avoid any crossing between CCC® and l'UTMB® .[/p][/div]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Aug 2012


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Padraig Mc Phillips

Good luck declan

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Cathal McCaul

Good luck lad



Helena Dornan

Good luck Declan...good training for the Celtic Traverse lol...Keep safe

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Noel Brick

Best of luck Declan. Great challenge and a great cause! The way you've prepared and trained, it'll be no bother to you. Just don't forget the toilet roll!! lol

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Noble Patterson

Best of luck, great cause .



Joe Neill

Run Forest run!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Colm McGarvey

Best of luck Declan and make sure to try and enjoy it!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Maeve Mc Kenna

Good Luck Decky.. keep safe and unbroken!!




I think I'll stick to the golf. Good luck.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Valerie Long

Good luck

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid