After the success of last year’s Trauma and Orthopaedics (T&O) ‘Three Peaks Challenge', T&O consultant Nev Davies at the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH), midlife fitness crisis is definitely now in full swing!
Following in the footsteps of Vikings, Romans, dragons and kings, Nev from Henley, successfully completed the 'Race to the Stones 2019'; a 100 km ultra-non-stop marathon at the weekend which started in the Chilterns and finished at Avebury Stone Circle passing iron age forts, ancient monuments and through some of Britain’s most stunning landscapes en route.
Supported by the Royal Berks Charity, Nev has successfully raised over £6,000 so far towards the RBH Trauma and Orthopaedics department’s new children’s surgical outpatients facility.
Nev, who won the Royal Berks Charity Award at the recent Staff Excellence Awards said: “My wife, a proper athlete, inspired me to get fit and more recently to take on some trail running challenges ! After the Three Peaks Challenge last year, I took up trail running and have run two ‘off road’ marathons. I wanted to push myself further and so decided to enter the ‘Race to the Stones’ (2 and a half marathons non-stop) and raise money at the same time.
“Last year in Trauma & Orthopaedics, we saw just over 12,000 children through our clinics, but at the moment we don’t have a separate surgical outpatient’s facility just for children.
So I took up the challenge and I hope to raise as much money as possible towards the facility which will aim to help allay the fears and /or anxieties of children being seen in the department.”
If you would like to help support Nev, and help us make a difference to our local children that would be great. More information about his run and fund raising can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/Nev-Davies1