Last leg of Celtic 7 brings runners to Cornish Alps at Eden Project challenge
By Eleanor McGillie
IT’S been a gruelling task to undertake but Peter McGahan and Stephane Delourme are nearing the end of the Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge which has seen them running in seven Celtic nations in five months.
Peter, owner of Worldwide Financial Planning in Truro, and Stephane, Rick Stein’s Head Chef at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, will run the last marathon which takes place on Sunday at the Eden Project.
The multi-terrain route on Sunday is challenging and will give runners a taste of the journey that the landscape itself has been through. Highlights include the man-made spoil heaps known as the ‘Cornish Alps’, the Luxulyan granite works that have been reclaimed by nature and, possibly the highpoint, the former china clay pit that now entertains over a million visitors a year – the Eden Project.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s challenge, Stephane said: “It has been a fabulous journey which we embarked on five months ago. We have been to Belfast, Isle of Man, Wales, Brittany, Scotland, Galicia and now back to our home in Cornwall.
“We decided to do it because we wanted to raise awareness of young people and how important it is to look after them, nurture and protect them. The entire challenge has been about fundraising and awareness to help young and vulnerable people. If we as adults can’t protect young people then who will?”
Peter and Stephane are raising money and awareness for the Invictus Trust, Ellie’s Haven and Action For Children.
Peter said: “Stephane and I have been overwhelmed by people’s supporting words on social media, by their generosity of our Virgin MoneygGiving page and the overall support from people in Cornwall and beyond. We have met some fantastic people and visited beautiful places along this journey. The fundraising finale is at our culinary night next month. We have 190 tickets in total. Please help us celebrate the end of our challenge by dining with us. All proceeds raised will go to the three charities.”
Andy Appleton, Head Chef at Fifteen Cornwall, Jamie Porter, Head Chef at St Moritz Hotel, Stephane Delourme, Head Chef at Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Stuart Pate, Executive Pastry Chef at Stein’s Seafood Restaurant will be cooking up a treat at a gala night in the Eden Project. Tickets cost £55 per person or £550 for a table of 10. To book tickets search Celtic 7 Marathon Challenge on Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Peter McGahan, left and Stephan Delourme, right, getting some last minute advice from Mark Bellamy, the head sports psychologist for UK Athletics at the London Olympics (centre)
Notes To Editor:
- Stephane Delourme and Peter McGahan are both available for interview. Please contact Eleanor McGillie on 07709805379 to arrange.
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