2nd December 2021
A military veteran who took on the challenge of running 25 marathons in 25 days has completed his final marathon at Hogmoor Inclosure.
Brian Wood, who holds a Military Cross for gallantry in combat, has raised over £70,000 for the charity Walking with the Wounded, having run 635 miles: a mile for each soldier who lost their life in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Speaking to the Land Trust, Brian said:
“The pain I suffered throughout this challenge was nothing compared to the pain the families endure daily.”
The final marathon was completed at Hogmoor Inclosure, which is a former training track for off-road Army vehicles which is now used as a Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space for the local communities in Whitehill and Bordon.
Euan Hall, Chief Executive of the Land Trust, said:
“We’re extremely proud that Brian completed this immense challenge at Hogmoor Inclosure.
“He showed great strength, determination and compassion throughout his challenge, which raised a huge amount of money for a worthy cause.
“I hope Hogmoor Inclosure provided a scenic last stretch of the challenge for Brian. We know this is a place which is popular amongst runners, walkers, and those who want to spend some quality family time together. I understand family was a prominent focus for Brian throughout the challenge.”
Brian was cheered over the finish line by his supportive family, along with members of Walking with the Wounded, and the Land Trust’s on-site team.
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