Joe Lydiate from Howard Tenens takes on monumental Deadwater Ultra-Marathon, raising £1,340 for Transaid

Joe Lydiate, a site manager at Howard Tenens, one of our corporate partners, supported Transaid by completing an ultra-marathon, raising £1,340 to support our lifesaving road safety and access to healthcare projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

Joe ran 235 miles in just six days, starting his adventure on the Scottish border town of Deadwater and heading south through England towards Manchester to finish in Chester. Speaking about his motivation to take on the challenge, he said: “I have always enjoyed pushing myself in all walks of life and to get the opportunity to race across England and be totally self-sufficient was a task that I could not refuse.”

When asked why he chose to support Transaid, Joe commented: “Throughout my career I have been fortunate enough to witness the incredible work and projects that Transaid completes, one that is particularly important to me and visible worldwide is with regards to road safety and professional driver training. Transaid works with leading logistics companies in the UK, utilising the resources available to promote road safety and train drivers to the professional level which we expect to see here on UK roads. Ultimately it empowers people to build the skills they need to transform their own lives.”

Howard Tenens has been a corporate member of Transaid since 2019 and continues to show exceptional commitment to Transaid through donations and events.

Joe described the experience as a complete endurance challenge due to the persistent rain, elevation, rationing of food and of course distance, albeit a highlight that he will not forget soon. He is already looking forward to discovering his next challenge!

We are incredibly grateful to Joe for taking on this monumental challenge and raising money to help us transform lives through safe, available and sustainable transport. The money raised will directly support our projects around road safety and access to health care, particularly in rural communities.

If you’d like to run to raise money for Transaid, click here.