Danny Slaughter completed a gruelling 36 hour run, back and forth across the Humber Bridge and raised a huge £4055 for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. He covered over 100 miles during his challenge.
Danny said ‘Having a very close friend suffer with mental health problems for a number of years and several family members experiencing anxiety and depression at different times in life, it seemed like the right choice to raise some awareness and vital funds for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.’
‘Having completed several Hell on the Humber events over the years, the format was easy to replicate. I completed the 24 hour version two years ago in aid of the M S society, so decided to up the challenge to 36 hours running back and forth across the bridge.’
When asked how he coped with the physiological challenge of the attempt, Danny said ‘Back in 2014 doing the 6 hour Hell on the Humber, I met a young lady called Cat and we started dating. Two years later, during a trip to Paris we got engaged, so was it hard up there in the heat and keeping going for 36 hours? Yes! Yet however low I got or when I wanted to give up, I remembered this is how Cat and I met- that will always carry me through when running endurance events on the bridge.’
‘I wouldn’t have been able to do it without Cat and her brother Gary crewing me for the full 36 hours and I certainly wouldn’t have achieved the total if it wasn’t for the support of Halmshaws where I’ve worked for 21 years. I’d like to thank all of the staff and customers for their support.’
Katie McCreaddie, Fundraiser at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said “I would like to thank Danny for completing this amazing challenge and for fundraising for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. We support 5000 people each year with their mental health- all in this local area- but we can only do this with the help of Danny, and others like him, who help us to raise the money we need.”