AAC Veteran raises £6k in 150km Hadrian's Wall challenge for the Museum
An Army Air Corps veteran raised nearly £6,000 running the length of Hadrian’s Wall in a bid to support the Museum's heritage project.
Col (Retd) Paul Edwards MBE, who served in the army for more than 35 years, embarked on the 93 mile (150km) challenge over four days in September 2018.
Prior to the challenge Paul freely admitted to not being a long-distance runner, and that the run would hurt.
He said: “The route it is not like running a marathon route, it is a little bit of road, cross country, fell running and even when I do get to go on roads, nobody is going to be stopping the traffic.
“Over three or four days at marathon length is not going to be easy.”
For his run he was supported by Westover Landrover and his two daughters and son.
Westover Jaguar Land Rover donated the use of a Land Rover Discovery Sport to assist in the run.
Mark Whittam, group operations director at Westover Group, said: “We jumped at the chance of being involved in such an incredible personal challenge for Paul and we wish him the best of luck.
“The museum plays an important role in preserving history which is relevant to all of us and has exhibits on major UK conflicts of the last century. Westover has a longstanding history of supporting the UK’s military personnel and we actively provide special rates to those who are serving or are retired from the army.”