Horsham Jogger and parkrun director to mark 50th with 100k trek

DM1727057a.jpg. Phil Liberman, Horsham Jogger and Parkrun organiser, will walk 100kms on his 50th birthday. Pictured with other Horsham Joggers. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170219-004412008
DM1727057a.jpg. Phil Liberman, Horsham Jogger and Parkrun organiser, will walk 100kms on his 50th birthday. Pictured with other Horsham Joggers. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170219-004412008
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Horsham parkrun event director Phil Liberman is taking on the formidable 100km Trailwalker UK Challenge in July – on the day of his 50th birthday.

The Trailwalker course was originally a training run for the Ghurkhas and takes place on the South Downs Way from Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Petersfield to Brighton Racecourse and has climbs equivalent of Snowdon and Ben Nevis.

DM1727098a.jpg. Phil Liberman, Horsham Jogger and Parkrun organiser, will walk 100kms on his 50th birthday. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170219-004336008

DM1727098a.jpg. Phil Liberman, Horsham Jogger and Parkrun organiser, will walk 100kms on his 50th birthday. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170219-004336008

The event supports the Ghurkha Welfare Trust and Oxfam, who organise the event.

The aim is to complete it in a team of four in under 30 hours. Liberman’s team, Life Begins at 50 are made up of Horsham Joggers and previously experienced Trailwalkers.

Liberman said: “After doing three London marathons when I was younger and taking on the NUTS challenge last year, I felt it was time to do something a bit different!

“I have always loved the beautiful South Downs and to walk it on my 50th birthday was too good a chance to pass up. Plus I’m doing it with some great people and a fantastic support crew.”

The team are trying are hoping to raise lots of money for charity and stage a quiz night and raffle evening on the March 31. You can donate through just giving at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=LifeBeginsAt50&isTeam=true