to remember is that my journey was not only 26.2 miles long, but was also worth over £1,800. The emotional closure I gained from collecting my medal was incredible but switching on my phone and seeing that my fund-raising had tipped over £1,800 was incredible
MY STORYIt's been well over a decade of fundraisingBy family, friends and I.We've pulled trains up tracks, played rugby,To keep the Air Ambulance in the sky.I've organised events and dances,How many raffles? Goodness knows!Run marathons, halfs
Back in 2010 my name was very kindly ‘volunteered’ and entered for me to participate in the Great North Run. ME! Had it been called the Great North Walk or the Great North Stroll and if it could be completed over a weekend, then maybe it was for me but, as you have probably guess...
for my next lifetime experience.“It’s the things we overcome and achieve that makes us great”Every marathon is a lifetime experience and to raise money for a charity gives me a great sense of achievement.My advice and tips for fundraisingFamilyMake sure
proud of myself. Unfortunately my blood sugars took a bit of a hit – but along with a few extra injections and close monitoring I got myself sorted pretty quickly.The reason to run for Diabetes UK and how I fundraisedSo the next challenge was the Great
the worry they have been through and the courage they have shown.Being a runner (albeit a SLOW runner) I realised that a marathon was the ideal fund-raising opportunity, and, with the thought of sending the little girl and her family to Disney, the Disney
What?I'm taking on the cycle ride of a lifetime across the Devon and France before competing in one of the toughest endurance one day events that you can shake a stick at – The Ironman.Taking in the north coast, west and south of France along the way, I will be cycling on average...
I’m a ‘normal’ bloke - married with a young family, Benjamin aged 6 and Holly aged 2. Work is a significant part of my life, second only to my family, and I continually strive for success within my field.Although I have never excelled at sports, rugby has always been a great lov...
It's so difficult to know where to start; I want to tell you about the absolute joy the first time I ran. I felt like I was alive again and free. I picked up a pamphlet published by The Mental Health Foundation as I waited for yet another painful visit with the Community Mental H...
I've had ME for nearly seven years now. For the first four I rested as advised but was getting nowhere and had gained three stone in weight. July 1 2008 was my 'change' day - I decided to start exercising and did a 2K walk which took 23 minutes and exhausted me! I also started lo...
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