Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Tom 100 Challenge: Soldier And Daughter Run 100 Laps Of Wellington Barracks

A soldier and his daughter have raised more than £800 by running 100 laps of Wellington Barracks in London.

Sergeant Lee Hodgeson, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, and his 9-year-old daughter Holly-Jade were taking part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge.

They took four hours and 18 minutes to complete the 22-mile distance, raising money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

Sergeant Hodgeson carried 10kg on his back for the full 100 laps.  

He told Forces News: “It worked out a lot further than what I expected.

"I estimated it roughly between, maybe four or five hours’ completion, or up to possibly six, with the rest breaks in there as well".

Holly-Jade thinks Captain Tom would have been proud of their efforts and said: “I think Captain Tom Moore would say, ‘what a brilliant experience, what a big event that you’ve done.

"It really helped for the 100 challenge’. He’d probably say that."

The challenge was inspired by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, and has been set by the Captain Tom Foundation, to honour what would have been his 101st birthday.

People around the country have taken part in the challenge this Bank Holiday weekend, aiming to raise money for charity by completing activities involving the number 100.

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