The Wall Ultramarathon

YST The Wall Ultramarathon
Support Team YST in taking on an incredible challenge and help them raise money to directly support young people.

On Saturday 15 June 2019, twelve members of staff from the Youth Sport Trust took on 'The Wall' challenge, a 69-mile Ultramarathon from Carlisle to Gateshead. The team, which included a mix of experienced runners and relative beginners, ran as part of three four-person relay teams with each team member covering between 16 and 26 miles.

YST were represented by Martin Barradell, Helen Pearce, Dan Wells, Jen Rouse, James Mendes, Selina Kuddus, Chris Ellis, Lucy Ellis, Will Roberts, Ruth Mann, Glen Harrington and Sophie Mileson. You can read a blog on how the team got on here.


Why are we doing it?

The team are fundraising on behalf of YST and aiming to raise an ambitious £5,000. The YST are working hard to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. For more information about us and our work please take a wider look at our website.

One of the key features of being part of the YST family is our dedication to the mission of the charity. It’s great to be part of a team who are prepared to take on such a significant challenge to raise funds in support of the young people who benefit from our work in schools and the community.

Will Roberts - YST Director of Operations and 'The Wall' Runner


We are looking to raise the challenging target of £5,000 and there are serveral ways you can support us! Firstly, you can donate, by clicking here. You can also purchase raffle tickets priced at £5 - prizes included are listed below. There is still time to buy - the draw will be made on the Monday 01 July 2019.


  • VIP tickets to Loose Women and VIP Tour of ITV Studios
  • Four Ball at Carden Park Golf Club (worth £200)
  • PGL day camp / birthday party for up to 8 children
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablet – with free code for Football Manager 2019
  • Leapfrog Leapstart 3D Tablet – with 3 activity books
  • Champneys Health Spa Voucher – any Spa day for two people (worth over £300)
  • Voucher for Burleigh Springs (Loughborough)
  • Hamper
  • Magnum of Freixenet
  • Two VIP tickets to any British Superbike round of your choice
  • Cap signed by F1 driver Jenson Button.

The full terms and conditions can be downloaded from the right-hand side of this page. If you'd like to purchase a raffle ticket please contact Glen Harrington.

Thank you for your support!