Story

Thanks for visiting my Race for Life page.

Why am I fundraising for Cancer Research UK and running the Race for Life? Two reasons; I need motivation and they need support.

In September 2013 I decided enough was enough, it was time to get my head out of the sand and lose some weight so I joined Slimming World (there… my big secret is out!). To date (January 2014) I’ve lost just over two stone and decided it was time to get off my couch and get moving. Inspired by some lovely ladies I decided to take on the “Couch to 5k” challenge and I’ve just completed the first week. 

That’s right, I’ve JUST completed the FIRST week and I’ve made the commitment to be running 5k in June 2014 by signing up for the Race for Life. Nothing like a deadline to motivate and spur me on especially as running doesn’t come naturally to me (think more elephant thumping than gazelle skipping along!).

Each donation received will be a big cheer of ‘you can do it’ for me but it will also support a great charity who rely solely on public donations. There are a lot of people ‘on the job’ trying to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses supported in their research across the UK by Cancer Research UK. There are over 200 types of cancer each with their own causes, symptoms and treatments so it is vital that research continues to ensure more people have the best chance possible to survive their diagnosis.

I’ll be updating you all on my progress but as a bench mark my week one statistics (excluding my warm up/cool down walks) are that I run 2.38k during the running/walking intervals. I have a long way to go!

Sponsoring me online is quick, easy and totally secure. Click the 'Donate' button at the top right of this page and if you're a UK taxpayer, please remember to Gift Aid It! Just tick the Gift Aid box and this will increase your donation by at least 25% at no cost to you.

Thank you

Kimberley

 

Updates 4

Yesterday I took part in my first Parkrun. I found it quite hard and had to walk for about 40 seconds around the 3k mark to catch my breath but I made the finish line in 34.45 minutes. Went out for another 5k run today and did it in 37.45 minutes. I'm FINALLY running 5k!!

13/04/14 11:23

When I started mid January I was running 0.152km during the one minute run intervals. There has been a lot of self doubt and tears but ten weeks on and today I ran 3.51km. I think it's finally safe to say that I'm improving!

23/03/14 18:14

Training steps up a gear as from next week in that all my runs will be one longer run rather than several shorter interval runs. It's going to be hard but I'm not giving up... I will run this 5k. In other news I've now lost three stone since I joined Slimming World!

28/02/14 16:11

Five weeks ago I was really struggling with just 1 minute run intervals but through sheer determination, excellent moral support and a few good 'chats' with myself I completed my first 20 minute run interval today and it wasn't that bad!

13/02/14 13:47

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 9

Well done. You are doing fantastically xx

Donation by Lana, Aaron & Maya on 04/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Katherine x on 28/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Run lady run, know you will ace it x

Donation by Lucy on 28/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck.

Donation by Mikela on 26/02/14

£10.00

Yay you can do it! :)

Donation by Eeva on 28/01/14

£10.00

Well done Kimberley. So proud of you!

Donation by Michelle on 19/01/14

£10.00

Donation by Timmi on 19/01/14

£20.00

Good luck Kimberley :)

Donation by Nicky on 18/01/14

£10.00

Dear Kimberley, I am sponsoring you because I know you want this so much, you can do it! I'll be following your progress along the way. Good luck!

Donation by Suzie on 18/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£110.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£110.00
  • Gift Aid£12.50

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