Duncan has set himself the challenge of running a minimum of 5 miles (8.1km) every day for 35 days, and to reach a target of 175 miles! He started on the 1st of January and is on target to complete on the 4th of February.
This is in order to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in memory of Chris (Dougie) Davies – a top bloke, who showed great bravery following his diagnosis in 1999 at the age of only 36, sadly passing away four years later.
A big family man, wife Jenny, son Tom and daughter Hollie. Chris was an exceptionally talented sportsman – wearing the No 10 shirt for Wharfedale Rugby Club as they rose through the National League structure – being promoted three tiers whist Chris was playing at 10. He was also a permanent member of the Embsay Cricket Club 1st XI for 20 years – including captaining the side to the league title in 1998, the season when both Embsay cricket and Embsay football won their respective top League titles and the year before Chris’s diagnosis.
Above all Chris was simply a good guy, with a great sense of humour who had everything to live for but who was taken far too young by this cruellest of diseases.
Any funds raised for the Association will go towards research to find a cure and importantly help those diagnosed to live as normal a life as possible.
Duncan is now a mainly desk bound office worker, who is nearer 60 than 50, so confirms this is not his idea of fun! We sincerely hope you can support this worthwhile cause in whatever way you can and via the link below.