Wisbech man runs 108 miles in four days

Wisbech man Stuart Webb after he ran 108 miles in four days.
Wisbech man Stuart Webb after he ran 108 miles in four days.

A newsagent put his best foot forward to run a gruelling 108 miles in four days to raise thousands for charity.

Gritty Stuart Webb refused to give in and completed the Cotswolds 100.

Mr Webb and David Kerridge, of Emneth, have raised nearly £7,000 for Clic Sargeant. The pair were due to complete the challenge together but Mr Kerridge had to drop out due to health problems.

Mr Webb, who works with his father Brian at their Leverington newsagents firm, said: “It was the toughest thing I have ever done in my life.

“I didn’t want to let people down and I had trained really hard.

“The people on the run were brilliant and the views were amazing. It was hard work but I thoroughly enjoyed it. My legs have just come back to normal.

“People have been so generous and I am chuffed to bits that we have been able to raise so much money.”

Mr Webb wanted to support the children’s charity after seeing the difficulties families go through after a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Mr Webb and his partner Jo Drew witnessed the problems after going for tests when their daughter Evie, now two, was born with a lump on the back of her ear. This fortunately was not cancer.

He and Mr Kerridge, who completed the London to Paris Cycle ride last year, had spent months training.

The course began in Chipping Campden and ended in Bath.

On the first day, Mr Webb ran 17 miles , 30.1 miles on the second, 27 miles on the third and 37.2 miles on the fourth.

The runners would spend the night at a camp site, with ice baths to help get them ready for the following day.

Mr Webb said: “The last 10 miles were the hardest and I would have crawled over the line if I had to.”