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Mark Wellstead Runs 5 in 5

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Raising funds to purchase a specialised trike to allow those with a disability to access the Otago Central Rail Trail.

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Five Marathons in five consecutive days

My name is Mark Wellstead and this page has been created as I want to raise money for a Recumbent bike that will enable almost anyone to access the Otago Central Rail Trail.

I am going to run five marathons in five consecutive days on the Otago Central Rail Trail, starting on the 20th of December and finishing on Christmas Eve.

Being able to ride a bike and get some quality exercise is a given for most of us but there are a great deal of people that are not able to ride a bike for many different reasons such as disability or illness.

This recumbent bike will enable everyone the opportunity to access the trail and experience what most of us take for granted. The bike will be purchased by the Good Life Trust which has already raised money and obtained one tandem bike.

The five marathons is unfortunately not the most painful bit, as the price of one of these bikes is $15000. If I can raise the money to purchase a bike it will be kept at Trail Journeys in Clyde and will be able to be accessed by anyone that comes to the area.

About us

The Good Life Charity was set up to help support young adults transition from the education system into the community, to help them lead full, active and fun filled lives.

Use of funds

To purchase a Recumbent electric trike.

Any excess funds raised over and above the target will go to the Charity for the next project.

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One week to go  14 December 2019

One week to go and getting in some shorter runs on site so my old legs don’t seize up. A nice cool temperature tonight only 33 and i only swallowed one fly.

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  • Jo

    Jo 1 day ago


    Fantastic work, great cause


  • Gorgie, Sash and Murray

    Gorgie, Sash and Murray 1 day ago


    Go Uncle Mark


  • Little Tommy

    Little Tommy 1 day ago


    Onya' mate, bloody good work. Always thinking of others!


  • Simon

    Simon 3 days ago


    Good luck Mark!


  • Ciara

    Ciara 5 days ago


    Seriously impressive feat!! Good Luck


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This page was created on 20 Nov 2019 and closes on 31 Dec 2019.
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