The managing director of GF Electrical Gary Fisher, complete The Oner, a 82-mile self-proclaimed ‘brutal event’ across the Jurassic Coast on Sunday, April 9, following just six weeks’ training.
Gary was one of 66 people who entered the event taking runners from Charmouth to Studland, with only 39 people crossing the finish line in the 24-hour time limit. Gary completed the challenge in 23 hours and 38 minutes.
In March, Gary decided to enter The Oner, with the aim of fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and enlisted the help of a professional trainer to put him through his paces. His fundraising total currently stands at £4,047.00.
Gary was inspired to push himself to the limits in a short time frame to help local estate agent Danny Fudge-Harman raise awareness for the MNDA following his diagnosis. Gary’s best friend’s father passed away from the disease and his former work colleague also has the diagnosis.
Gary, who was determined to get to the finish line commented: “The event was by far the toughest challenge I’ve endured and definitely the peak of my midlife crisis – but at no point did I think about giving up.
“The hardest part of the route was when I reached Kimmeridge with 22 miles to go – my leg muscles were really painful but I just told myself to keep moving.
To sponsor Gary, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/gfelectrical