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The Durrell Challenge once again a huge success! -- Congratulations to Henry and everyone who ran with him and donated to the event's fundraising page. Here is the press release and first official photos.
For immediate release
13th May 2018
The Durrell Challenge 13K Race Results
Durrell was delighted to see nearly 600 people turn up this morning for the third Durrell Challenge, including their global ambassador Henry Cavill.
The line-up included entrants from 16 countries, and close to 40 VIP runners who all committed to raise funds in excess of £1,000 for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
The challenging 13K route started from Victoria Park in St Helier and took runners through beautiful green lanes up to Jersey Zoo where finishers were welcomed by family and friends.
Durrell’s CEO, Lesley Dickie, commented on the event: “First of all a huge thank you to our ambassador, Henry Cavill, for once again returning to Jersey to take part in this event. We are also so grateful to all the runners that took part in this challenging run, particularly those who raised over £1,000 to support our work saving species both in Jersey and around the world”
The first man across the line was Dan Romeril in a time of 49:04 and the winning woman was Gemma Dawkins in a time of 55:40
Full race results can be found at doitfordurrell.com/13k-results
Following the race, the Really Wild Day at Jersey Zoo saw visitors enjoying wild activities including barefoot trails, live music, wild yoga and special keeper talks. Younger visitors were sent on a mission around the zoo as they undertook the Superhero Safari sponsored by Appleby.
Lesley was delighted to see visitors of all ages really enjoying the zoo and connecting with nature. “Thank you to our sponsors Appleby for their support with the Superhero Safari - it was great to see so many youngsters enjoying learning about our animals. The Really Wild Day is a new twist on the family fun day and was designed to connect our visitors to nature. Rewilding people is a key part of our new strategy and It was fantastic to see how much everyone was enjoying the wild and natural activities we had on offer.”
Henry kicked off the 13K accompanied by family members and his management team.
This is Henry Cavill leading the way at @TheDurrellChall. Help him & @DurrellWildlife reach the fundraising goal! https://t.co/SLqa0cytIk pic.twitter.com/4H7y3o3GFd— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
He also kept fans updated on his Instagram.
And they’re off! Henry Cavill leading @TheDurrellChall runners! #doitfordurrell pic.twitter.com/rE2hCNg1Vm— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
And they are off running the Durrel Challenge 13k, our very own Henry is here. Good luck to all the runners. #durrelchallenge #durrel #victoriapark #sthelier #jsy2018 #community #charity #HenryCavill pic.twitter.com/efGo15lV3V— Inna Gardiner (@inna4deputy) May 13, 2018
And they’re off.Runners are on their way in the Durrell Challenge led off by our very own ‘ superman ‘ Henry Cavill.Good-luck to all taking part.#ActiveJersey pic.twitter.com/jdgdvYL6d0— Steve Pallett (@Steveforsenator) May 13, 2018
And they’re off! Henry Cavill leading the runners at the start of this year’s @TheDurrellChall @itvchanneltv #HenryCavill pic.twitter.com/iPRvq90uJ5— Susan Ripoll (@SusanRipoll) May 13, 2018
Henry Cavill and @TheDurrellChall runners just passing through La Vallee des Vaux @itvchanneltv #HenryCavill #Durrell #Jersey pic.twitter.com/Upp51usZjB— Susan Ripoll (@SusanRipoll) May 13, 2018
More fun pics from Henry throughout the race...
Yep, no hills! More from Henry Cavill’s IG stories https://t.co/XxdS9L8VwZ #Superman pic.twitter.com/z0H63baQxU— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
Almost done! 👏🏻 Go Henry Cavill! @TheDurrellChall — Follow his live updates on his IG. https://t.co/w23PeGd1eX pic.twitter.com/DT4k2IxPZp— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
Congrats to the wife @sameastwoodtraining and team Cavill for taking part, finishing and contributing to this amazing event! It was a magical weekend and great to see @henrycavill giving so much time to this great cause @durrell_jerseyzoo @thedurrellchallenge #cavillconservation @gorunofficial @lululemon #run #charity #giveback
Before you knew it, he was at the finish line!
Congratulations to everyone crossing the finish line at @TheDurrellChall. Go Henry Cavill! pic.twitter.com/3iEMYG3CLX— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
180513 저지섬 최고 명물 헨리 카빌 #HenryCavill #JerseyIsland #DoItForDurrell #DurrellChallenge pic.twitter.com/3DbOgv7nzt— HUNTER (@thehunter_kr) May 13, 2018
Here he is crossing the finish - Henry Cavill has completed @TheDurrellChall @itvchanneltv #HenryCavill pic.twitter.com/PHOvqDATTu— Susan Ripoll (@SusanRipoll) May 13, 2018
180513 헨리 올해도 일번 달구 뛰엇지!!! 헨리야 여기 진짜 예쁘더라 예쁜섬에서 예쁜 헨리가 태어낫어ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ #HenryCavill #JerseyIsland #DoItForDurrell #DurrellChallenge pic.twitter.com/epAV4bXMk7— HUNTER (@thehunter_kr) May 13, 2018
Henry was also interviewed during the day about his work as ambassador for Durrell. Look for our exclusive in the next few days.
Henry Cavill talking everything from last minute training for @TheDurrellChall, to his pick as a superhero sidekick from the endangered species list! Look for our interview with the @DurrellWildlife ambassador soon! — https://t.co/nfyd7Kz8gN pic.twitter.com/NQW9zH2zIK— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
Yesterday after @TheDurrellChall, our CEO Dr Lesley Dickie had the chance to sit down & have a chat with #HenryCavill. Thanks to @3Ci_Tom for filming it – we can't wait to share it with everyone. pic.twitter.com/BkbCCdHPnU— Durrell Wildlife (@DurrellWildlife) May 14, 2018
Quick interview with Henry Cavill before he sets off on the @TheDurrellChall - race starts at 9am #HenryCavill @itvchanneltv 🏃♂️ 🏃♀️ pic.twitter.com/Moh3o68QQt— Susan Ripoll (@SusanRipoll) May 13, 2018
Jersey's very own Henry Cavill was back on the island today to take part in this year's Durrell Challenge.— ITV News Channel TV (@itvchanneltv) May 13, 2018
He was there alongside 600 runners, raising money for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Susan Ripoll reports. pic.twitter.com/IY4hyCFBMu
Great to film Jersey's very own Superman, Henry Cavill, for the news on @itvchanneltv later. Henry was running @TheDurrellChall earlier and I'm happy to report he's a throughly lovely chap! #HenryCavill #doitfordurrell pic.twitter.com/KjH2yKIt5i— Rob Milburn (@RobMilburnITV) May 13, 2018
Many fans got a chance to get a photo with Henry, and everyone left smiling after chatting with him.
I finally met him. The kind and HANDSOME, the one and only @henrycavill Thank you @thedurrellchallenge for this amazing event and thank you for this opportunity, I realized my dream thanks to you. I'll be back next year!! #doitfordurrell #durrellchallenge2018 #durrellwildlifeconservationtrust #henrycavill #superman #jersey #bestdayofmylife
Here is my gorgeous friend and superhero Michelle Morris with Superman @henrycavill at the finish line in jersey. So proud. pic.twitter.com/Cx59HZQT8w— rebeccawheatley (@beckawheatley) May 14, 2018
How cute are these two! We absolutely love superman so to see Henry in Jersey today whilst on holidays visiting my mother was an absolute dream come true...well done to everyone who entered the race. Brilliant day ❤ #henrycavill #doitfordurrell #jersey #jerseyzoo #superman #fan #motherdaughter #durellchallenge2018
You can see Henry at the end of this cool video.
We’re going WILD here at the Zoo today for @TheDurrellChall & #ReallyWildDay! There’s still time to come and enjoy the sun & try out some wild activities! 🐾— Durrell Wildlife (@DurrellWildlife) May 13, 2018
Video by @patjersey pic.twitter.com/aMFEtMcFjh
Survived the @TheDurrellChall even with the cold. Came in dead last but I still got to meet #HenryCavill again 😊 @HenryCavillNews pic.twitter.com/dx9sLI9skQ— Paula Morrell 👔 (@bitchtude) May 13, 2018
@HenryCavillOrg @HenryCavillNews My daughter after her hard work volunteering at the Zoo today. Henry had a photo with all the volunteers to say thank you pic.twitter.com/RB60kLBDlV— Martin de la Haye (@Haye_DJ) May 13, 2018
They say go out with a bang and I certainly did. As my new flat is coming, I have decided to not do any long trips next year thus I tried to fit in as many things I could do for this trip. It was super crazy but it is rewarding. Nothing beats having your idols know who you are and appreciate your support. And that is what I have gotten. I will never forget this three weeks. Thank you so much!
Happy to have had the chance to meet Mr. #HenryCavill for the second year in a row. So nice to see how he uses his power to positively influence initiatives bigger than himself and all of us. Cheers to good people doing good things! ❤#doitfordurrell @TheDurrellChall pic.twitter.com/Zk1bcVovXS— Anete (@maza_nezale) May 15, 2018
Love my photo OP with #HenryCavill #Superman #DurrellChallenge2018 many thanks to @DurrellWildlife 💚🙏 #JerseyZoo pic.twitter.com/6crkKnugbJ— Frances Evergreen (@france_vanelvis) May 17, 2018
1) I can’t believe I was lucky enough to meet @henrycavill again. (He really is the greatest.) 2) They call it a challenge for a reason. 3) The entrance to the VIP area, and a signed lanyard we received. 4) I got to have a behind the scenes mini-experience with the ring-tailed lemurs. 5) A few of the other animals I got see at @durrell_jerseyzoo. 6) The shirt and medal received for completing the race. 7) Dinner this evening was my first experience with Portuguese food, and I doubt it will be my last. 8) My results from the health tracker on my phone...Please note: I didn’t climb any stairs today, that number is all because of the hills in the race. #henrycavill #doitfordurrell #durrellchallenge2018 #durrellwildlifeconservationtrust #jerseyzoo #visitjerseyci
Well this definitely has made my life!!! Hello lovely mr @henrycavill and my panther tankard!!!! He’s such a nice man and was so good and lovely with all his fans and is such an all round good egg. In this case it’s definitely worth meeting your (super)hero! Great day at @durrell_jerseyzoo for @thedurrellchallenge (panther tankards available online now - link in bio ♡ ♡ ♡) . . . . . . . . #henrycavill #visitjerseyci #jerseyci #gbbjersey #girlboss #hustleandheart #mycreativebiz #darlingweekend #coffeeisactuallymagic #creativepreneur #fairytalelife #thisismycommunity #verilymoment #creativelifehappylife #mycreativebiz #makersgonnamake #livemoremagic #livefullyalive #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #myunicornlife #sundayfunday #thehappynow #bestdayever #superman #supportsmallbusiness #buylocal #etsy
What a morning. Absolutely loved taking a @borntorunlc warm up for the @thedurrellchallenge this morning. Delighted to have come away with a win! 🥇Well done to @danromeril course winner! Such a tough route but a really nice practice run before my half! An amazing turn out and a really fun day out. Even better getting to meet @henrycavill - it’s not just the camera, he really does look like superman... shame he doesn’t run like him tho 😂 I think he does too many weights, and not enough running 😆 Well done to everyone who entered!👏🏼
Flashback Friday with #HenryCavill 💭💞 #AuRevoir @JerseyZoo @TheDurrellChall @DurrellWildlife pic.twitter.com/EHFsMRP2xlMay T. Maung (@maytmaung_fit) May 25, 2018
A lot of great moments at @TheDurrellChall, like this one shared by Leila https://t.co/a1k4wxQQJu First time meeting Superman #HenryCavill - WRAP https://t.co/eL3PnhAHob pic.twitter.com/0VHjD7Jkpu— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
FINALLY got my photo w/ #HenryCavill from the #DurrellChallenge. And we both wore blue tops & cream bottoms b/c blue's the best color & we're just in sync like that.😂😍 I also wanted 2 take funny pics w/ him, but they only let us take 1. Next time Henry, we're taking funny pics! pic.twitter.com/CslnLInBhr— Itzmoe (@itzmoe) May 23, 2018
“Whats special about Superman is that he will always make the right choice.” Max Landis 😁😜PS: Amazing day at the Durrell Challenge! PPS: Thank you @henrycavill for supporting a local charity! #superman #henrycavill #durrelchallenge2018 #greatcause #durrelchallenge #dontworrybehappy #charity #savetheanimals #govegan #durrellchallenge #durrellchallenge2018 #durrelldash
#henrycavill after the #durrellchallenge posing with author Terrene Davenport. Hes just as #nice as he is #handsome Got a #hug and thought I was #dreaming #bucketlist #meetandgreet #superman #manofsteel #humblehenry #dreamscometrue #accomplished #livingitup #authorsforcharity #authorsofinstagram Never let anyone or anything stand in your way of #accomplishing #goals #fuckcancer and the demon it rode in on
Here it is. Met Henry in Jersey at the Durell Zoo. He is really nice and polite 😊 Thank you Henry 🌸 @henrycavill and @durrell_jerseyzoo it was a fantastic Day ☀️🦍💙 #pic #picture #pictures #picoftheday #picofday #pictureoftheday #pictureday #instagood #instapic #instalike #instagram #instadaily #jersey #jerseyci #zoo #henrycavill
So this happened..... thanks @butterflytrappedinfrost if you hadn't told Henry Carvill was from Jersey or about the Durrell Challenge I would not have come to the zoo today. 😘 #starstuck #jerseyzoo #prettyinpink #starspotting #imetsuperman #henrycarvill #doingmybitforcharity #tourist #jerseychannelislands #jersey #fanpic #solotravelling #blogger #instagramer #instalove #instalike #igersscotland #igers #igersedinburgh #holidayfun
180513 헨리카빌 왜 이렇게 잘생ㄱ샷어 나지금 손이 계속 떨리잖ㅇ어 책ㄹ임ㅈ #HenryCavill #JerseyIsland #DoItForDurrell #DurrellChallenge pic.twitter.com/HCu4bOaqN9— HUNTER (@thehunter_kr) May 13, 2018
Today we took on the Durrell 13k challenge in memory of Mum. It was emotionally and physically very challenging, but we couldn’t be more proud that we managed to get through it and for all the amazing support we received. We officially hit £1000 this evening 🎉🎉 #doitfordurrell #bighills #henrycavill #wearecovered
Henry wrapped up the day with a special thanks to everyone who has helped make The Durrell Challenge a fun and very popular fundraising event. It sounds like he's ready to do it all over again next year!
Henry Cavill’s message for supporters as he wrapped up @TheDurrellChall 👏🏻 @DurrellWildlife — See you next year! https://t.co/nfyd7Kz8gN pic.twitter.com/XnBVIuxgCu— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
Henry Cavill picking the winners for @TheDurrellChall raffle - 1st prize: @MissionFilm premiere tickets! pic.twitter.com/Cpxg9dCyaUdurr— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
Much more to come, including our pictures and videos from Jersey and a very special giveaway.
Read Henry Cavill’s message for all those who contributed to make @TheDurrellChall a huge success. He signed it too and we’ll be giving it away! — You can still donate at https://t.co/nfyd7Kz8gN pic.twitter.com/JIczwxneX9— Henry Cavill News (@HenryCavillNews) May 13, 2018
Thanks to everyone at Durrell and Henry's team for allowing us to bring this coverage to you.
Once again, congratulations Henry!