The £150k Challenge
On the 25th November 2021 Brian Wood MC, completed his 25th Marathon in 25 days, paying tribute to our fallen from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict a total of 635 miles!
Brian dedicated every mile to each individual that lost their life during the conflict. Brian began the challenge with the aim of raising £20,000 for Walking With The Wounded charity, as he crossed the finish line, he had raised a total of £135,000 – with the total only rising.
Brian Wood MC
Brian Wood MC, former Colour Sergeant, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.
Brian Wood was awarded the Military Cross, one of Britain’s highest awards for gallantry in combat, by Her Majesty The Queen II, following his courageous leadership under enemy fire in Iraq.
In the heat of a lethal close quarters battle, fighting outnumbered, he seized the initiative, taking a split-second decision to lead his men into the teeth of enemy fire in the first bayonet charge by British soldiers in 25 years.
Leading from the front, he put his own life in great danger. Under his command, Brian’s men defeated the enemy without sustaining any serious casualties themselves. Their actions that day saved many other soldiers’ lives.
During a 16 year military career, Brian led British troops across the full spectrum of battle from training to fighting; from operations in the Balkans to high intensity combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Walking With The Wounded supports disadvantaged veterans who have served in the Armed Forces and their families, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities. We have adapted and we continue to support our ex-service community during this difficult time. WWTW has worked in partnership with the NHS for many years and during this period we will continue those partnerships to respond wherever possible to support our incredible NHS.
Brian has set out his planned routes on each day of the challenge, leaving each day from a British Army Barracks. More details will be made available through Brians Social Media Channels, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN.
Without a doubt, this is a challenge not to be underestimated. Brian has previously completed marathons and cross country charity events in support of veterans and his former regiment – the PWRR. When asked how he was feeling about the challenge, Brian responded both positively and focused,
”I constantly remind myself why I am doing this when I’m fully in the hurt locker.”
Brian went on to say, “It’s solid graft on my body but I need to put the hard work in so I can represent the 635 that have fallen.”
Follow Brian's journey
You’ll find Brian on @brianwoodmc
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Brian Wood MCRT @afghanrugshop: Dropped by the @keep__attacking HQ this morning to deliver Woody his new bespoke rug for their workspace. Thanks for… on Thu 19th May at 13:01
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The Route Leaders
|Start date||Location||Route Leader|
|Monday 1st November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 9:00am||HMNB Portsmouth||Sam Hawkins|
|Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 9:00am||Thorny Island||Craig Anstey|
|Thursday 4th November 2021, 9:00am||Farnham||Darren Norris|
|Friday 5th November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Saturday 6th November 2021, 9:00am||APTC||Mick Balch|
|Sunday 7th November 2021, 9:00am||Keogh||Mick Balch|
|Monday 8th November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Tuesday 9th November 2021, 9:00am||Sandhurst||Wayne Sykes|
|Wednesday 10th November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Thursday 11th November 2021, 9:00am||RAF Odiham||Raph Winstanley|
|Friday 12th November 2021, 9:00am||Gibraltar Barracks||Kim Bowling|
|Saturday 13th November 2021, 9:00am||Portsmouth||Paul Bennett|
|Sunday 14th November 2021, 5:00am||London||Michael Coates|
|Monday 15th November 2021, 9:00am||Lille Barracks||Kim Bowling|
|Tuesday 16th November 2021, 9:00am||HMS Collingwood||Sam Hawkins|
|Wednesday 17th November 2021, 9:00am||APTC||Jo Marsh|
|Thursday 18th November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Friday 19th November 2021, 9:00am||HMS Saltan||Mick Balch|
|Saturday 20th November 2021, 9:00am||Portsmouth||Shaun Wildgoose|
|Sunday 21st November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Monday 22nd November 2021, 9:00am||Portsmouth||John Peart|
|Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 9:00am||APTC||Kim Bowling|
|Wednesday 24th November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
|Thursday 25th November 2021, 9:00am||Hogmoor||Mick Balch|
Filming The Ultimate Sacrifice
Brian’s challenge is being filmed and may be released on both social and national networks. From time to time there may also be news crews filming.
If you turn up to run or cheer Brian through his challenge, be aware that you may be on film at any point during his challenge. It is your responsibility to be clear of cameras / crews if you do not wish to be filmed.