Yes, I know, I've been told I am a little nuts by quite a few people, but I'm at it again... this time it's a marathon and I haven't even run a half marathon yet! Now Deborah is running with me as well, and this is also her first marathon!
In addition we have more runs coming up, including Rutland Water and at least 2 events each month (except January) month until ttarget is reached!
On the 6th of October, I completed one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced; running my official first marathon; 26.2 miles along the banks of Loch Ness. I was sad that I did not see Nessie pop her head out of the water along the way!
It’s not just the marathon, I’ll be running lots of other events e; 10k at Market Harborough, another 10k at Stanwick Lakes, the Bedford 5k and Half Marathon on the weekend of the 1st of September, Rutland 10k, Rothwell festive 10k, and the worlds steepest street run (that's going to be hard!). I’ll add to this list as time goes by and will keep going until the target is reached and exceeded. It is also worth saying, I couldn’t do it without the fantastic support of my family, and my lovely friends, so thank you Rita, Deborah, Julie, Kevin, and Matthew, as well as the wonderful staff at Bannatyne's, Wellingborough (I’m sure you know who you are), if it wasn’t for your support I’d never have believed I could do it!
I chose to run this for many reasons, it's not just the challenge, it is because cancer touches the lives of so many people, and the research is already saving many lives. It is due to research that my mother is still here fighting breast cancer, and my good friend Deborah has beaten thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, while there are many people who beat cancer, too many lose the battle. Running a marathon is nothing compared to fighting cancer, so I feel lucky I am able to run or maybe hobble by the time I reach the finish line.
I’d like to raise as much as I can, and any donation, no matter how small, is appreciated.