Phil Packer

Yesterday i was asked to write a post about Phil Packer who is raising money and awareness for the charity Arthritis Research UK. Phil Packer served in The British Army and because i’m an ex soilder i was delighted to oblige.

His story is very inspiring.

He sustained a spinal chord injury whilst on operational duty in 2008. He was told it was highly unlikely that he would ever walk again, but through sheer determination and a great deal of support, he has completed a number of challenges including rowing the English Channel, and walking the London Marathon in 14 days. This year, he aims to complete it in just 26 hours and is dedicating each mile of the walk to a charity.
He is supporting Arthritis Research UK for the first mile, and Catherine Bull, aged 22 who has Rheumatoid Arthritis will be completing the Marathon and walking this first mile with Phil.

Also on the Arthritis Research UK website there are some great Marathon Running Tips in the form of a PDF file which you can download.