Ben James

Support my D-Day Challenge

In honour of our forefathers as well as current servicemen and women who have bravely fought to protect our way of life, I will be taking on the D-Day Challenge to raise vital funds for life-changing mental health treatment for veterans.

The D-Day 44 Challenge commemorates the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France. I will be heading to Normandy, to race 44 miles across its picturesque beaches, finishing at the historic Pegasus Bridge on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 2024.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For over a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict.

I’m taking on D-Day Challenge to help take vital strides towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.

Thank you so much for your support.

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Great effort Ben


David Salter

Great challenge for a great cause. Good luck Ben!


Catherine Flockhart

Well done! Great cause. C


Guy Garnett

Best of luck buddy and to Smudge and Adey.


Nick Thomas

Best of luck Ben!


Richard And Amy


Tim Campbell

Well done Ben, cracking cause.


Nick Wood

Not all heroes wear capes. Great effort Benji.


Douglas And Rosie Considine

Amazing effort Ben! Well done! Douglas, Rosie, Laughlan and Finnlay.


Stuart Riddell

Another brilliant challenge, Ben. Bon Courage!


Tim Garratt

Best of luck with this awesome challenge Ben!



Good luck, Ben!


Georgie Dunn Coaching

Fabulous job Ben for such an important cause on a reflective and honourable day.


Tom Edmonds

Disappointed you didn't ask me, but good luck anyway!


David James

Bon chance, Ben!


Lorraine And Cameron

Best Wishes Ben


The Mchaffie’s

Amazing effort, you can do this!!


Andrew & Eilis

Fantastic effort Ben, both in training and on the day. Very worthy cause too.


Liam Macintyre

44 miles...on a beach...are you human?


Jan O

Run Ben Run!


Michael Sa


Jake Halliday


Seb P

Amazing, well done Ben, and for a very worthy cause.


The Johnston Clan

Ben you are amazing! Keep going and try and enjoy it! We are all so proud of you! Andrew, Jen, Isabella, Sophia & Georgia xxxxx


Mike Mcgowan

Good luck Ben and the team, amazing effort.


Ben Buckler

Great stuff Ben. Top effort and solid cause. Hope there's time for a smile along the way, and a well deserved beer or two at the finish.


Chris Whittingslow

Good luck Ben - a great cause


Stewart Heggie


Ali Smith

Remember Eisenhower . . .


Rosie Rankin

An extremely worthwhile cause Ben. Best of luck to you both!


John Newlands

Best wishes to the team from Baillie Gifford taking part in this superb initiative.


Peter Moore

Top effort Ben, sure you will smash it, good luck!


Tom Burnet

Brilliant effort. Good luck.


Paul Stevenson

Good effort Ben! Look forward to hearing about it.


Claire Swan

Another great cause Ben. Well done!


Rhona & Will

Great cause - we're rooting for you!


Gordon Suggett

Best of luck.


Andy & Dani

Great effort, well done!!


David Rolland


Aly Wright

Outstanding - best of luck. I love your commitment to it - you will smash it.


Simba Mamboininga

Enjoy it Ben. 💪🏾


Sarah Robertson

Go Ben! What a brilliant effort and cause


Gavin Scott

Fantastic cause - well done both!



Good luck!!


Val Fairnie

Well Done Ben


Scott Mackenzie

Incredible effort Ben


Ross Fowles


Donat Zadravecz

Good luck Ben!


Sally Mayer

Sending a tail wind your way Ben. You’ll smash it.


Anne And Sam


Robbie Donaldson

Great work mate, very impressive and raising funds for a great cause.


Christopher Hawkins


Garry Porteous


Kathleen Hunter

Good luck!


Katherine Macdonald

Good luck Ben! My sister works in veteran mental health services so know how important funding is ❤️


Eleanor Mckee

Good luck!


Tim Mcbride

Awesome! A great act of remembrance and a fantastic cause for today and the future.


Ali Williams

Incredible Ben! Good luck


Susie Collingbourne

Ben, I take my hat of to you, what an inspiration! Congratulations & great job! 👏




Susie Hastings

Go Ben Go! Hope you enjoy the amazing Normandy coastline, what a fantastic way to raise money and commemorate our D-Day veterans!



Well done, great cause.


Graeme Devlin


Wim De Ruijter

Very impressive and for a good cause. Good luck, Ben!


Heather Fairgrieve

Great cause - good luck Ben!


Gavin Mccaskie

Good luck Ben!


Sara Reed

Go go BJ legs! Have an epic adventure x


Kim Mcallister

We’re in awe of your stamina and dedication to the cause 💕


Leo Kelion

Good luck Ben - great cause!


Kate Webster

Proud of you Bro! Smash it x


Tim Hannay

Bish Bash Bosh


Daniela Nisbet

Good luck!!


Cara Simkin

Well done on raising money for a great cause and good luck!


Paul Morrison

Great cause. All the best to you and the team.


Mike Daniel

Good luck Ben great cause


Tracey Walker

Good luck!




Rebecca King

Good luck Ben and co!


Roddy Mcnab

Doff My Cap. Go Smash It.


Victoria Lothian

Good luck Ben!


Patrick Stapleton

The best of luck