David Berridge’s Ultra Challenge.

Thursday 12th April

At the age of 34 David Berridge saw a 10 minute clip on TV about a race across the Sahara Desert. Two years later, and determined to have the adventure of a lifetime, he found himself standing on the start line of the 11th Marathon des Sables. At the age of 58, David is still the same thrill seeker and continues to race in some of the most extreme Ultra-distance races in the world.

David has just returned from his latest adventure in Fiji, having taken part in The Lost Island Ultra; one of the toughest races in the world. The 220km route takes place in five stages of hilly, humid jungle conditions. David’s participation has helped to raise vital funds for HIOWAA.

Unfortunately, due to two tropical cyclones, extreme heat and flooding, the route was shortened and David, along with other challenge participants, was unable to finish. Despite this, donations continue to come into David’s Just Giving page and he is planning his next adventure; a 430 mile race in the Arctic. We would like to say a big thank you to David for his unwavering determination.


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