It may come as little surprise considering the numerous feats of endurance Joss Naylor has achieved throughout his career, but the 80-year-old successfully completed his 30 mile run through the Lake District on Saturday (25 June). Joss was running in memory of his father and raising funds for the Brathay Trust, which works with some of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
After celebrating his landmark birthday earlier this year, Joss set about marking the occasion with a 30 mile route that saw him travel from Caldbeck to Wasdale in the Lake District. He set off at 7am on Saturday and invited any interested runners to join him along the way.
Unsurprisingly, he was inundated with offers of company: "A big thank you to everyone who came out to support my run and bike ride on Saturday. The whole day was magic and support from runners, spectators and friends was wonderful.”
Prior to the event, Joss had hoped to raise £10,000. After his challenge began to receive more coverage, the donations started to fly in and he’s now revised his target: “The promotion of Brathay's work and donations to help disadvantaged young people has been fantastic. I've increased my target to £12,000 as a result of the generous support on Saturday."
You can view Joss’ justgiving page here.