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DRWF Fundraising: Etienne wins 50km Ultra Marathon while raising money for diabetes research

DRWF Fundraising: Etienne wins 50km Ultra Marathon while raising money for diabetes research

Etienne Klotz supported DRWF as his family has been affected by diabetes - and raised £850.

Published: Jul 23, 2019
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Congratulations to Etienne Klotz who recently took first place in the Trekfest Ultra Marathon in the Brecon Beacons in Wales – and all in support of DRWF!

Etienne, 45 of Fleet, chose to support DRWF for the gruelling 50km challenge – described as being like a normal marathon, but a lot longer (31 miles rather than 26.2 miles) – as he has close family members with the condition.

Etienne, who working as an airline pilot, has a head for heights, scaled steep climbs totalling 1,300m on the course, which he completed in 6 hours 38 minutes 16 seconds.

In addition to crossing the finish line before anyone else on the day Etienne raised £850 for DRWF.

After the Ultra Marathon - Etienne with his medal

Ahead of the challenge Etienne said: “It will be tough, but nothing like the life of my little nephew Declan who lives in Northern Ireland. He is 11-years-old and has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few years ago. He is very brave and I know how much life has been transformed for him and his parents Geraldine and Sean, since he was diagnosed! I will therefore give all your donations to DRWF.

“I also lost my aunt Marianne a few weeks ago. She had type 2 diabetes for years. So I am collecting funds for diabetes to make sure people are more aware of this condition and how difficult it is for people living with this condition as well as their families."

Etienne's nephew Declan has type 1 diabetes

Etienne added: “Please be generous and give to this great charity. Declan, I will be running up and down the Brecon Beacons for you!”

Etienne captured stunnning views of the Brecon Beacons during the 50km Trekfest Ultra Marathon
Donations to support Etienne for his amazing efforts can be made at his JustGiving page
To find out more about Fundraising for DRWF please visit here
 To discuss any other fundraising ideas please contact us by email fundraising@drwf.org.uk, or call 023 9263 6608
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