August 2011 - Personal Achievement

Attached are a couple of photo's from the walk last Sunday at HMS Temeraire, Burnaby road. Who donated the use of the running track for training and the walk itself.'Dave completed the walk in 4 1/2 hours in blistering heat and suffering with a chest infection, this made the walk so much harder on Dave who despite everything was determined to 'finish. At one point his eyes were rolling with pain and heat exhaustion ''Griffo crossing the finish line

Attached are a couple of photo's from the walk last Sunday at HMS Temeraire, Burnaby road. Who donated the use of the running track for training and the walk itself.'Dave completed the walk in 4 1/2 hours in blistering heat and suffering with a chest infection, this made the walk so much harder on Dave who despite everything was determined to 'finish. At one point his eyes were rolling with pain and heat exhaustion ''Griffo crossing the finish line

Annette McHugh with daughter Ellie      Picture:  Malcolm Wells (170626-1955)

It’s a family affair at the Aegon Southsea Trophy for the McHughs

0
Have your say

He struggled to walk a ‘miracle mile’ after years in a wheelchair – but that wasn’t enough for David Griffin.

The 56-year-old suffers from a rare muscle-wasting disease, but he has once again pushed his frail body to the limit in aid of charity.

In relentless heat David bravely struggled for four and a half hours to complete one and a half miles around the running track at HMS Temeraire, in Burnaby Road, Old Portsmouth.

Friends of the brave fundraiser described it as ‘his toughest challenge to date by far’ and admitted they had feared for his health.

Barely able to stand, David reached the end of his ordeal and almost collapsed over the finishing line – prompting mighty cheers from dozens of gathered supporters.

As for the charity champion himself, all he had to say was: ‘I’m knackered.’

‘That’s David all over,’ said his

trainer and friend Fr Brizz Miles

Knight.

Back to the top of the page