Kinghorn RNLI volunteer launches double marathon fundraising challenge

A Kinghorn RNLI volunteer has set himself the target of running the equivalent of two marathons over 48 hours to raise money for the life saving charity.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 8:00 am

Ralph Johnston (36) is going to take on the worldwide David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge beginning on Friday. The challenge is to run four miles every four hours, for 48 hours.

Ralph is a volunteer crew member at Kinghorn lifeboat and has been on the team for two years. In his day job he is a pensions product manager.

He said: “I regularly take part in fundraising challenges, but this will be my first for the RNLI. I’m a keen runner and when this challenge came along, I thought it would be a worthy one.

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Kinghorn RNLI volunteer Ralph Johnston (36) is going to take on the worldwide David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge beginning on March 5. The challenge is to run four miles every four hours, for 48 hours. Pic: Kinghorn RNLI

“Although the challenge is to run four miles every four hours, I’m planning to make this 4.5 miles each time so that over the 48 hours I’ll run two marathons.

"I’ll be pounding the streets of Kinghorn and Burntisland over the weekend, beginning on Friday at 4am!

“I have setup a Just Giving page to raise money for the RNLI and my employer, Phoenix Group which is the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirement business, will match fund anything I raise up to a maximum of £2,500, so I’m hoping to raise as much money as possible to help out the RNLI at this difficult time when so many of our fundraising events have had to be cancelled.”

To make a donation to Ralph’s fundraising challenge visit: Ralph’s just giving page

The RNLI charity is supported entirely by donations. The Kinghorn station had a very busy 2020, responding to nearly 100 incidents.

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