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Kent runners go the extra mile
Kent runners go the extra mile

Inspirational charity fundraiser Steve Wolfe from Newington, Kent, has reached an extraordinary milestone in his ongoing `Run the World’ fundraising challenge for Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS). 

(Steve (front row, third from right) before setting off from the KSS base at Redhill Aerodrome to run to the charity’s HQ at Rochester Airport)

Steve, who is aiming to run a total distance of 40,075 kilometres – equivalent to circumnavigating the globe – reached the halfway point on Saturday 4th November when he took part in the Sittingbourne parkrun. 

Just a few days later, on Wednesday 8th November, Steve celebrated by undertaking an amazing `base to base’ run of over 60km between the KSS bases at Redhill Aerodrome and Rochester Airport along with a group of running friends. 

Despite heavy rain for much of the day, the group made it safely to Rochester. 

Earlier this year Steve ran `the world’s worst marathon’ as part of his round the world challenge. This involved running 63 laps of a 670m circuit where he lives on the same day as the London Marathon. 

Steve was inspired to support KSS after he performed CPR on a parkrun participant who had a cardiac arrest and was cared for by KSS. 

Steve said: “I’m thrilled to be doing something epic with epic people for an epic cause.  Life-threatening emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere. On the road. On the beach. In a park. KSS go there, fast, and treat people where they are.  

“I’m honoured to be doing this challenge, raising awareness of the significant role KSS plays in our local community and helping them to save lives ” 

Lola Inge, Running and Challenge Manager at KSS, said: “Steve’s remarkable journey is a testament to the impact one person can have on our local community. His dedication and passion are inspiring, and the funds he raises will make a real difference to the lives we save every day. We’re incredibly grateful for his support. 

“Steve and his friends had to cope with heavy rain for much of the day during their base to base run but finished in good spirits. It was a truly inspirational effort.”

(Steve (back row, third from right), his fellow runners and their supporters were in good spirits after completing their 60km run from Redhill to Rochester)

To support Steve Wolfe’s running challenge and contribute to KSS, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/team/redhilltorochesterrun