On Sunday, Sgt Mike Templeman completed a 48-mile ultra marathon in memory of the 48 people who died on Lincolnshire's roads in 2022 at the Yarborough Leisure Centre running track.
The run began soon after 7am and continued to 7pm in the evening.
The phenomenal support and generosity has been inspiring and overwhelming, resulting in over £4000 raised for the charities Brake and RoadPeace.
Some of those who donated, and visited the track on the day, had tragically lost loved ones on our roads. This was a poignant motivation to Sgt Templeman in the difficult moments of this challenge.
The sheer tedium of running 48 miles on a track was broken up by a constant stream of visitors who cheered Sgt Templeman on and, in some cases, did a lap or two. This included all ages, from as young as two, with Officers, police staff, cadets, boys from the local North Lindum Hawks football team, family, friends, neighbours, park runners, all joining Sgt Templeman to support him at various stages of the 48-mile, 12 hour run… A special mention to Richard Hardesty from IAM RoadSmart Lincolnshire, who completed a half marathon’s worth of laps! By the finish, Sgt Templeman had only done two laps alone.
Sgt Templeman said, “I'd just like to say a massive thank you to Yarborough Lesure Centre, especially the manager Brett, my family who stayed for hours and really made the day that little bit more special, my amazing friends and colleagues who looked after me and ran with me, our great comms team, all the members of the public young and old who ran with me (you will never know how much that lifted me) and raised so much money for charity. “Above all, to the amazing and brave families affected by road deaths and serious injuries who shared their stories with me both online and on the day, I'm truly humbled. “We can and must collectively do more to share and make our roads safer for everyone. “Until next year.....Mike.”