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Nick Battersby

Nick Battersby's fundraising page

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My story

<p>Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me for my run, April 3-9th of the Marathon des Sables and donations will be quickly processed and passed to&nbsp;our chosen charity, Water Aid. Gift Aid will be claimed&nbsp;if you are eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. To get a flavour of what the event is about try the video link below right.</p> <p>I am the Managing Director of Reid Lifting (our main sponsor)&nbsp;and in my spare time I am a member of the Chepstow Harriers running club, and enjoy taking part in running events including marathons and some fell-running ultras.&nbsp;</p> <p>Reid Lifting supplies lightweight, portable lifting systems to the Water Industry and other markets internationally.&nbsp;Although supplying mainly to&nbsp;the western world,&nbsp;Reid Lifting are very aware of the challenges facing many people around the world and this is a small opportunity to help raise funds.</p> <p>Water Aid is an International non governmental organisation who's mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water in the worlds poorest communities.</p> <p>In order to prepare for the MdS, as well as running regularly with the Harriers and weekend runs in the Wye Valley or&nbsp;Black Mountains I have completed several events each with their own challenges, they include,</p> <p><strong>Jurassic Coastal Challenge (Feb 2010)</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;this event consists of 3 Marathons in 3 days running along the Dorset coastal path</p> <p><strong>Fellsman (May 2010)&nbsp; </strong>a 62 mile fell race in the Yorkshire Dales&nbsp;which I&nbsp;completed in 16 hours</p> <p><strong>La SainteLyon (Dec 2010)&nbsp;</strong>I ran in this event with colleagues Walter Stolla (Reid France) and Tedd Morgan (President of Thern USA). It is a 68km&nbsp;run, starting at midnight in St Etienne going&nbsp;on trail and road to Lyon.&nbsp;This year it was made all the tougher with deep snow and ice in the hills and trails.</p> <p>All of these events have helped contribute to improving my stamina for the MdS. The one factor which I am most concerned about is how my feet will hold up&nbsp;due to the prolonged periods in&nbsp;120 degree desert heat and the ingress of sand which can turn feet raw .... I'll keep you posted!!</p> <p>Thank you for taking the time to visit this page and your interest in the challenge.&nbsp;</p> <p>The money we raise for this event WILL make a difference in the worlds poorest communities.</p> <p>Nick</p>

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Jun 22, 2011


Sorry it has taken so long! Rhys

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 2, 2011


Congratulations Nick, a truly amazing achievement! Best wishes from everyone at bpw Insurance.


May 24, 2011


A good cause .Well done .Brian

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May 5, 2011

SET Stationers

Well done Nick!


Apr 13, 2011


ALL the best. Well impressed

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Apr 9, 2011


AMAZING NICK!! makes my ironman look like a 10k :) Andrew and I are in awe of you. XXXX

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Apr 8, 2011


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Apr 4, 2011


Godd luck Nick from everyone at Blickle!!


Mar 31, 2011


Good Luck


Mar 31, 2011

Ian Derrick

Good luck Nick - I've done London 5 times and fancy New York or Berlin but never fancied this - I get burnt on the beach in Barry so either the running or sun or both would kill me...

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