Five policemen are preparing to run a combined 750 miles to raise funds for Care of Police Survivors (COPS) and Cash for Kids. The Run Doonhame – Five Capitals Challenge will be split into 10km relay legs for 24 hours a day, starting in London on 22 May and finishing in Edinburgh on 29 May.
The group will snake their way north via Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast and Dumfries before reaching Edinburgh. The team’s arrival in the Scottish capital will coincide with the start of Edinburgh Marathon, which they plan to complete as the final leg of their journey.
One of the policemen, Adam Watret, described the team’s emotions prior to the challenge as “nervous and a little apprehensive”. Adam also admitted to being excited as he looked ahead to the final leg of the journey.
He said: “I can’t think of a more fitting finish to our capital city challenge than Edinburgh Marathon, it will be great to return to our home city and welcome the support from the crowds. You won’t be able to miss us in our yellow Run Doonhame vests!
“I think the legs and bodies will be a tad tender by the time we reach the start line at Edinburgh Marathon and there will be a lot of mixed emotions, but our determination to complete the challenge will not wane. We’re running for two great charities, one of which is particularly close to our hearts and that will continue to drive us on.”
Two previous Run Doonhame events have raised around £14,000. The target this year is £10,000. For more information, visit the Run Doonhame Facebook page.