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British Rally Championship co-driver Glyn Thomas undertook a monumental challenge last weekend as he ran the entire Abbey St Bathans stage of the Jim Clark Rally in aid of the Rally4CancerResearch charity. As if the undulating 16 mile stage was not enough to contend with, he completed the entire “Jogathon” route dressed in full rally gear including his helmet and overalls.

Glyn said at the finish of his torturous run “It’s an emotional feeling to reach the end and I’m overwhelmed at the support from friends, family and the rallying community for this challenge. Everyone has been amazing and hopefully it will help raise funds and awareness for our Rally4CancerResearch campaign.

Glyn from Hutton in North Somerset completed the “Jogathon” in a time of 2 hours, 56 minutes and 29 seconds which was well within the target time he has set for himself. “I wanted to complete the stage in under 3 hours, so to get to the end with time to spare was fantastic. I thought that wearing the helmet and overalls were going to be more of a problem but aside from being a lot hotter than usual, it didn’t slow me down too much”.

The run wasn’t without its problems however; with just 3 miles completed Glyn started feeling unwell. “As I reached the main road to Abbey St Bathans I began feeling rather ill and thought I may have to stop. But I realised I was inhaling the fumes of the support car so they dropped behind me and I managed to pick up the pace once again.

The Rally4CancerResearch campaign was set up by Glyn and Matt at the beginning of the year as a way of fundraising for Cancer Research UK – a charity that means so much to them both. They will continue to raise funds and awareness for the charity throughout their motorsport exploits during the year.

If you would like to support the team’s fundraising efforts for Cancer Research or make a donation to the cause, visit http://www.justgiving.com/rally4cancerresearch

You can also keep abreast of all the latest news and images from the run on http://www.facebook.com/rally4cancerresearch and follow them on http://www.twitter.com/rally4canceruk

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