Marathon man raising money for Nepal

Neil Walker decided to run around the Channel Islands in three days, to raise money for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

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Marathon man raises more than £1,500

Neil Walker Credit: ITV News

An islander who ran around the Channel Islands in just three days to help victims of the Nepal earthquakes, has revealed how much money he's raised so far.

The total on Neil Walker's Just Giving page now stands at £1,517, and he says an extra £150 has been pledged.

The finance manager says he only got four hours on sleep on the trek:

The Guernsey cliff paths were the toughest, as expected, after running Jersey the day before.

But the late ferry meant we only got 4 hours sleep before we had to get up and run, so it was a difficult day!"

– Neil Walker

Marathon man completes journey


A finance manager from Jersey has completed his mammoth run around the Channel Islands.

Neil Walker finished his 110-mile run yesterday (25 May), meaning it took him just three days to complete the challenge.

He did it to raise money for the charity Action Nepal, which is helping victims of the two earthquakes that struck the country.


Marathon journey continues today

Neil Walker will begin the second day of his mammoth journey around the Channel Islands today.

After running the full 48 miles around Jersey yesterday he will be completing 37 miles around Guernsey today as he aims to run around five Channel Islands in just three days.

And it is the prospect of today that is most worrying Neil.

The finance manager from Jersey will complete the challenge by taking in Herm, Sark and Alderney on Bank Holiday Monday.

The full three day marathon will see Neil complete a total of 110 miles.

He originally planned the run as a personal challenge, but since the earthquake and aftershock in Nepal he is doing it to raise money for the Charity Action Nepal.

You can be sponsor Neil for his efforts here.

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