AAC Veteran to take on 135km Hadrian's Wall challenge for the Museum


An Army Air Corps veteran is 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, is hoping to raise £10,000 by embarking on the 84 mile (135km) challenge over three days in September.


Paul freely admits to not being a long-distance runner, and that the run 'will hurt'.
He says, “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 is being supported by Westover Landrover and his two daughters and son.

Westover Jaguar Land Rover is donating the use of a Land Rover Discovery Sport to assist in the run.

Mark Whittam, group operations director at Westover Group, says: “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.”

Paul is calling for donations to his Justgiving page, which will then go directly to the Museum’s fundraising account.

To support Paul click here

Paul's itinerary:

o Sat 08 – 12.00 pick up the Land Rover Discovery Sport. 14.30 Farewell at the Museum.
o Sun 09 – Drive North
o Mon 10 – Run Day 1 – 40Km
o Tue 11 – Run Day 2 – 40Km
o Wed 12 – Run Day 3 – 40Km
o Thu 13 – Run Day 4 – 30Km arriving Walls End at about 14.00