Sponsor Dan for the Gower Half Marathon 2016

Coastal Trail SeriesOn 26th June 2016, Dan ran the Swansea Bay Half Marathon to raise funds towards our upcoming move to work as missionaries in Swaziland.

Now he is taking on his next challenge – the Gower Half Marathon – at Rhossili on terrain including beach, hill, and trail, at 10am on 12th November 2016.

You can sponsor him by going to the Elim Missions website via the button below, and click on the ‘Support this Missionary’ button, where you can give online (it works better with desktop / tablet rather than mobiles).

Sponsor Dan online

We don’t get notified automatically if you make a donation, so please do drop Dan an email to encourage him.

How is this half marathon different?

This is a ‘Coastal Trail Series’ endurance half marathon, on coastal paths, up and down Rhossili Down hill, (high point 193m) along Llangennith beach, round the coast via Broughton Burrows, Llanmadoc Hill, and back along Rhossili Down hill. All in all, a completely different challenge to the flat road course of the Swansea Bay Half Marathon.

My brother said “do something that scares you” – this is it!

How did the last half marathon go?

Dan did a time of 1 hour 54 and 51 seconds – beating his target of 2 hours by a comfortable margin! Thank you to everyone who sponsored him!

See the full race time here.

What will we be doing in Swaziland?

Following Rachel’s trip to Swaziland in 2014 with sister Rosie and brother-in-law Matthew, we both decided to explore moving to Swaziland to become Missionaries with Elim Missions. Since then we have been offered a long-term volunteer missionary role at an amazing town named Bulembu, which serves nearly 400 orphaned and vulnerable children and is a centre of community enterprise providing hundreds of jobs, with all profits going to the childcare  programme. We are now at the fundraising stage which means that we will need to raise our living costs for the first year in order to begin.

Here is an overview of the crisis and an introduction to what is being done by Challenge Ministries Swaziland, which is the organisation we’ll be working with in Swaziland:

What’s the route, and can I cheer him on?

The route starts and ends at the car park at the beautiful Rhossili on 12th November at 10am. I expect to take between 2 1/2 and 3 hours.

Route of half marathon
Red arrows indicate half marathon route

Your support will keep Dan going till the end, please come cheer him on!

Sponsor Dan online

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