Mike aims to run the 100miles in just over 24hrs arriving at Number 10 around 11am on Monday 11th September
At 7am on Sunday 10th September Mike Buss, Swindon’s very own World Record Breaking Endurance Athlete will be setting off by running over 100miles from RAF Lynham along the Repatriation Route to the John Radcliff Hospital in Oxfordshire before carrying on to Number 10 Downing Street to hand in a petition to rename the repatriation route from Lynham which goes through Royal Wotton Bassett along with the new repatriation route from RAF Brize Norton to become The Heroes Highway in memory of our fallen Heroes. Mike aims to run the 100miles in just over 24hrs arriving at Number 10 around 11am on Monday 11th September.
The petition originally supported by the Sun News Paper received over 10,000 signatures and Mike’s own efforts has received over 500 online signatures along with over 1000 hand written signatures supporting the petition that is also supported by Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson and Robert Buckland who will be meeting Mike in London at Parliament when Mike will have lunch with MPs after handing the petition into David Cameron at Number 10.
Mike Buss who comes from Highworth near Swindon Joined the army at the age of 16yrs old and served the best part of 10yrs including operationally, it was an operational tour of N. Ireland where on a routine patrol to HQ N. Ireland (Lisburn Bks) that Mike himself was nearly killed by an IRA Car bomb and eventually called an end to his promising career.
Mike was left unable to cope outside the wire of the Army and soon found himself on the streets of London like so many others like him and now even though Mike has got himself back on his feet and become one of the world’s most talked about endurance athletes and a huge supporter of forces charities, he himself only now 11yrs after leaving the army coming to terms with living with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
To help support the petition Mike is carrying to Number 10 Downing Street just log on to www.gopetition.com and look for Heroes Highway Petition or follow the link here: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/the-heroes-highway-petit...
The Heroes Highway Run has attracted both local and national companies including UK Gear, X-Bionic, OMM and local swindon business Cross Sreet Cars.
You can follow Mike’s exploits in support of charities such as Help for Heroes by searching Mike Buss on Facebook or going to the official Mike Buss website www.mike-buss.com
For setting up interviews with Mike – just call: 07791 356 482
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