Day 7 FCG My Epic Week – Final Day

This week has shown Guernsey at its best, the support that Philip and Warren received from everyone has been incredible. We loved Philips last marathon leg surrounded and runners and children on scooters!

The physical and mental strength shown by Philip & Warren has been phenomenal and hugely inspiring. However what has really made this week has been you, the FCG MY EPIC WEEK gang. We have loved seeing your challenges whether it is  2 miles a day or a marathon a day, you are all inspiring and your updates have made this week incredibly special! We can’t put them all on here, but here are a few photos of all of you. For those that have taken up a sport, we hope you continue an for those who have been running marathons everyday, we hope you have a rest!

Please continue fundraising to help Philip & Warren reach their fundraising target. Thanks again and see you at the next EPIC adventure!


Day 6 FCG My EPIC Week – Meet Charmaine Garrick

Charmaine is also new to EPIC Challenges – thanks for joining us, Charmaine! You’ve shown great determination to go ahead despite a nasty ear infection. Thanks for your perseverance and we hope you enjoy your week.

Can you tell us a little about you?

I’m 38 years old and have been married to Pierre for nine years, and have two wonderful boys, Flynn, 8, and Noah who is 5. I work for the Guernsey Border Agency, where I’ve been for 17 years. If I find any spare time I enjoy ballroom dancing, surfing and baking…. and have rediscovered my love of swimming!

What is your challenge and why have you chosen it?

I’ve chosen the 1000m x 7 swimming challenge. I chose this one as I enjoy swimming more than running or cycling! I used to swim a lot when I was at school (quite some time ago!), but aside from the odd Swimarathon, I haven’t done any distance swimming since leaving school.

What training have you been doing?

Unfortunately my training was stopped before it even started as I had an ear infection in both ears and strict instructions not to get them wet for as long as possible!…. However, it’s now cleared and with earplugs in place I’ve managed to get in about eight training swims. I’ve had company from my sister and husband on some of the swims and each one has been different in conditions and distance.

What inspired you to take part in the FCG My EPIC Week?

I’d love to say there was one thing that inspired me to take part, but the truth is I just fancied having a go to see if I could do it! However, since signing up and reading about the work of the two beneficiaries, This is EPIC and Guernsey Mind, and seeing what Philip and Warren are putting themselves through this week to raise money, I have been inspired to keep pushing myself in my training swims to make sure I’ve done the best I can to try and complete the challenge that I’ve signed up for.

Have you taken part in any previous EPIC Challenges?


Day 5 FCG My Epic Week – Jon Press

Jon is a great supporter of ours and he’s taking on a pretty EPIC Challenge this week – the same as our first ever event, 7 Marathons in 7 Days! Best of luck, Jon.

Can you tell us a little about you?

I’m Jon, I’ve been running for about 10 years. I’ve completed 29 marathons and 8 ultras but this will be my first attempt at a structured multi day challenge.

What is your challenge and why have you chosen it?

7 marathons in 7 days. I want to step up to multi-day events off-island so this is a chance to test kit, nutrition and everything else which can crop up while having home comforts as well.

What training have you been doing?

Not as much as I should!

What inspired you to take part in the FCG My EPIC Week?

I love the ethos of This is EPIC, a hand up not a hand out, and what Philip and Warren are attempting is so amazing that being able to get involved in some fashion with this community event is great.

Have you taken part in any previous EPIC Challenges?

Two Moonlight Marathons and the EPIC 12 overnight ultra as a solo runner.

Day 4 #MyEpicWeek Challengers – Meet BDO


We have some amazing companies in Guernsey who have spurred on their workforce to take part in the FCG EPIC Challenges Week. Here we celebrate the sterling effort of BDO – thank you so much for your continued support and well done for what you have achieved so far!





The BDO team has supported Warren Mauger and Philip Smith in their last two EPIC Challenges and an impressive 30 members of the BDO team are taking part in My EPIC Week. They have set a target of covering a staggering 2,000 miles over the week, which is more than Warren and Philip are aiming to do!


What is your challenge and why have you chosen it?

Staff across the firm are fitting in their individual challenges around their normal working day and are geared up to hit their target by the end of the week. BDO have set an ambitious target for fundraising of £2,000 to match the target mileage.

To reach our target of 2,000 miles we will be participating in walks, runs, swims and cycle rides, with all ages and abilities taking part over the week.

What inspired BDO to take part in the FCG My EPIC Week?

MD Richard Searle says: ‘What inspired us? Warren and Phil’s crazy challenge and determination, of course! It’s all about the “why”, really – the causes benefitting from the week, being This is Epic and Guernsey Mind, both do really important work in their respective fields. Following the enthusiasm of the team joining the guys in the 48-hour treadmill run in 2015, providing monitors for the Guinness Book of Records and taking the graveyard shift on the team run, it was a no-brainer to invite people to support EPIC Week again this year. The team ethic and buzz from the guys and girls as they support each other in reaching our combined goals is contagious. People have given up their time to organise and drive this and it’s fantastic to see everyone getting behind it. Now all we need is cake to boost the energy stores…’

How is it going so far?

We are on track for our target and so far in total the team had achieved a massive 1,100 miles by Thursday morning!

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