“From a physical point of view, my weight at the time was 260 pounds, and through running for about five or six months I lost 80 pounds,” he said. “So it changed my life in that perspective.”
Through his training for the marathon, running serval times a day morning and night, it gave him an opportunity to exercise self-discipline, “and be able to reach a goal I never thought I’d ever accomplish.”
“I was pretty impressed with myself that I accomplished it and didn’t die in the process” he said with a chuckle.
Wayne completed the marathon in 4 hours 47 minutes. Also in doing the marathon, the marathon team for the Salvation Army fundraised 60,000 pounds or over $100,000 Canadian, for the Salvation Army to aid people dealing with addictions.
In March of the following year he competed in the Kilimanjaro Marathon, a 26-mile run up the base of the mountain. Like in the previous run, Bungay also fundraised $5,000 Canadian used to build two small churches in Tanzania.
“I’m hoping to do another run now in October here in Dar es Salaam with the Rotary Club, and might be able to raise a few more dollars to help go towards that.”