Running an ultra-marathon is something most people would never even contemplate. But this week, that’s exactly what Sgt Mike Templeman, a roads policing officer, from Lincolnshire Police, did. And he smashed it!
This month we are celebrating the astonishing 48 mile run Mike completed on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, on Sunday 19th November, in honour of the 48 people who were killed in crashes on Lincolnshire’s roads in 2022.
For Sgt Mike Templeman, who ran laps around Yarborough Leisure Centre running track from dawn until dusk, it was more than just a physical challenge. It was a deeply personal mission.
He ran not only to conquer the miles, but also to raise vital funds and awareness for RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims and Brake, the road safety charity. His remarkable dedication stems from a career as a roads policing officer, where he’s witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of road crashes.
And the hardest part of a roads policing officer’s job, is telling a family that their loved one has been killed in a road crash and is not coming home. Even harder than running 48 miles.
You can read more about what has motivated Mike to take on this extraordinary challenge in our Q&A blog here.
We can’t thank Sgt Templeman enough for his amazing efforts. So far, he has raised more than £4,000 for both charities.
Rebecca Morris, Head of Communications at RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, said: “We’ve been blown away by Mike’s determination and support for road crash victims, and not to mention his athletic ability. He ran further than most people could even imagine running, yet he did it through his sheer passion and dedication to making a difference. Well done, Mike, from everybody at RoadPeace.”
It’s not too late to show your support for Mike’s incredible achievement. You can sponsor Mike here: Just Giving
Updated on: 22 November 2023