Plucky Toby endures brutal race for wish-granting children’s charity

October 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
SURVIVING a gruelling 140mile mountainous endurance race in torrential rain helped Toby Chisnall raise £2,800 for Round Table Children’s Wish.

The 35-year-old from Corfe Mullen described the three-day Endurance Life event from North to South Wales as “brutal.”

It took him 22 hours and 45 minutes to cycle, kayak and run the mountainous route from Conwy, over Snowdonia to Aberdovey in the South. At night he camped on the mountainside. He and teammate Gary Newitt, 40, from Oxford, finished third in the event on Sunday September 23.

Toby said: “The rain was just unbelievable; every raindrop was stinging. At the end of the second day I was shivering so much I couldn’t even hold my coffee.
“It was incredibly hard and I hit a really low point half way through but we were determined to finish.

“The children that RTCW grants wishes for are so poorly, yet all they ask for is some toys or a once in a lifetime experience – it is humbling.”

Toby’s money has been earmarked for a trip to Lapland for one little boy who is fighting cancer.

Davina Nichols, a fundraising coordinator at Moordown-based Round Table Children’s Wish, said: “What Toby has achieved is incredible. Completing the race itself is an amazing achievement – not to mention eight months of hard training in preparation. We are incredibly grateful.”

Toby, who works as a project manager for RIAS is already preparing for his next challenge - the Snowdon Marathon at the end of October.

Round Table Children’s Wish grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. To support them call 01202 514515