Sixty years of enthusiasm for sport and fitness reached a new peak for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s sports facilities manager last week, as Tony Wade concluded his 100-mile fundraising run.
Tony set out to mark his 60th birthday on Saturday 10 July, taking the first steps on the 100-mile Lady Anne’s way through Yorkshire and Cumbria.
He started at Skipton Castle and finished at Brougham Castle in Penrith one week later, on the day of his 60th birthday.
As well as raising more than 15 times his target total for Parkinson’s UK, Tony used his run to celebrate the strength and support of family – including that of his brother Ian, who lives on the route of the run and who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010.
Celebrating the end of an exhausting day in the heat of last Saturday, as well as a staggering £7,051 raised, Tony said: “My limbs have survived intact and it was amazing to have support from friends and families from all over the country over the week - I couldn't have done it without them.
“As ever people have been hugely generous and I am so grateful for all the support I have received.
"Perhaps a nice reading challenge might be good for my 70th birthday… but then again.........”
You can still donate to Tony’s charity challenge at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tonywade
Pictures show Tony with his whole team, including elder brother Ian in the black shirt, at the finish of the run and enjoying the company of pacemaker sheep in Cumbria.