Family is THE most important thing in life, whether it be sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mums, dads, grandparents, the list goes on. What we all have in common is loss of loved ones and a desire to protect those still with us. Most of us have lost family members to this terrible disease or have friends and family who are currently fighting it, so this is for them.
I've wanted to run the GNR for a long time, but always found an excuse - not enough time to train, too much on at work, etc, etc. I always had a reason in my head to put it off. But here's the thing, cancer waits for no one. We can't deal with it tomorrow, we need to take action now. It's responsible for around a quarter of all deaths in the UK, that's around 450 people a day! But every single one of those deaths means something to the people around them, so we need to do more to fight it.
So this year I thought I would throw myself out of my comfort zone and do something for more than just me, a little something that might help contribute to a future where our children, or our children's children, don't need to go through that fight!
I'm not going to lie, I'm really nervous about doing this, as I want to do it properly, without stopping and in a good time. I've never ran more than 5 miles before in one go, and that was a long time ago, so 13.1 miles feels pretty daunting, especially with only 3 months of training and I'm starting from the heaviest weight I've ever been!
So I'd be really grateful for anything you can spare to help me reach my target, and I really mean ANYTHING. All of you will spur me on to do this, and I really need your support. Even lot's of small contributions add up, so please help in any way you can. Together we can help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.