Congratulations to Salman Shamim, our key accounts director, who yesterday completed the Race to Remember raising almost £2,500 for Combat Stress.
The Race to Remember on Remembrance Sunday was due to take him the 44 miles from Aldershot Garrison, over the South Downs to finish at HMS Victory in Portsmouth. Because of the lockdown, the event was sadly cancelled. Undeterred, Salman mapped out a 16-mile route around his hometown of Leeds and yesterday ran the course three times. The route included a total elevation gain of 4,980ft, which is more than 500ft higher than Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK.
“It was a tough run in difficult conditions, but it was such a small thing to do compared to the work Combat Stress does to support veterans affected by mental health issues,” he said. “I celebrated with my family back at home with a Chinese takeaway.”
Salman raised almost £1,500 from personal donations, and Corps Security will add an extra £1,000. His fundraising page remains open for anyone wanting to contribute: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/salman-dday
Salman had also planned to run the D-Day Ultramarathon in June but it was cancelled due to the pandemic and will now take place in 2021, so keep an eye out for news of his progress.