It's been a pretty quiet year for me on the challenge front whilst I have been concentrating on other aspects of my life, mainly work! This has taken a vast chunk of my time that I have been unable to plan anything big for this year. Last year was a bit of a mixed bag, the high point was completing the National 3 Peaks Challenge within 24 hours and, the low point, was having to pull out of Walking Home for Christmas after 37 of the 94 miles due to a twisted pelvis. This was a particular low point for me as it was the first time that I had ever failed to complete a challenge that I have set myself. Instead of wallowing in self-pity, I have decided to pick myself up and push on.
With the Summer Solstice happening this Sunday I have renamed this period as the "Summer of Running". I am going to keep it simple yet challenging for someone who is and has always been pretty shy of running. It is not my forte and I definitely do not have a running physique! The schedule has begun with one race already completed:
1. The Royal Mail Greenwich Park Run: 5km (May 24th) (Completed: 28 minutes)
2. The Vitality British London Run: 10km (July 12th)
3. The Morrisons Great Newham Run: 10km (July 19th)
4. The Morrisons Great North Run: 13.1 miles (September 13th)
Aside from the challenges that these events are going to pose for me I would also like to raise much needed funds for charity. However, I am going to work this a little differently. I would like you to support me by giving to a charity, any charity of your choosing, then on donating, to drop me a message letting me know who you have donated to and how much. I will then compile a list of donations/charities and publish it periodically [as seen below].
I am able to fundraise in this way because I have been lucky enough to get into the events [above] through the ballot box and not through charity places. I am not using Just Giving and urge you to donate directly to the charity you wish so that they benefit from every penny of your donation. My aim is to raise:
ONE THOUSAND POUNDS
Please help me realise my dream. This is a great opportunity to donate money to your own chosen charity whilst supporting me in my challenges.
There are so many charities doing good work out there and I want this to be an opportunity to give donators a choice as to who receives their money! It is a celebration of charities and a summer of sharing across many of the good causes.
RUNNING TOTAL: £100.00