September 23, 2011
Simon Buckden from Leeds is running 100 marathons in 100 weeks to raise money for Help For Heroes and boost awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Currently on Week 30, Simon has just completed a 30 mile run in Suffolk in 6 hours, despite sustaining a knee ligament injury only a week ago.
The Leeds Met Bsc Sport graduate had never run a marathon before starting his challenge way back in March, however he is adamant that strong mental determination can conquer anything, giving hope and inspiration to other servicemen and women who suffer from PTSD.
It was Simon’s time spent serving with the UN peacekeeping forces in the Bosnian conflict in the mid-90s that he began to suffer from PTSD. Simon is determined to raise awareness and funds for support of current sufferers of PTSD coming back from recent conflicts such as Afghanistan.
Show your support for this incredible man by donating at http://www.bmycharity.com/100marathons
Also, you can listen to Simon’s podcasts at http://www.raceto100.co.uk/