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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Raise money for Help Bristol's Homeless

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In Bristol city centre the homeless situation is especially bad right now. People are freezing, trying to scrape a few quid for a hot drink or sandwich. Recently I learnt about a local charity a Help Bristol's Homeless whose core mission is to create accommodation for homeless folk. They seem like caring, practical people and worthy of the support of anyone who wants to see change on our streets.

My Goal

My plan is to run 2000 km over the course of the year in support of Help Bristol's Homeless; this is about a marathon in distance per week! Anything you can give is very welcome.

I have distance checkpoints that I have to achieve every month. You can see them here!

You can also check out my training log here!

Updates

January. (185 km covered, target 170 km). A really tough month! January has been a month of running in nasty conditions, getting cold, wet and very muddy. But I've also got to know a great new group of people; the Southville running club! My first run with them was in a torrential downpour and I succeeded in getting several blisters. I haven't been put off though and have been running regularly with the group.

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  • Bernard Mason3 months ago
    Bernard Mason

    Bernard Mason

    3 months ago

    Running challenge update April: 185 km covered (target 165 km). Total 717 km this year. Four months down and it's fair to say that I'm already knackered! April was a pretty decent month for the weather but was also very tough on my feet and legs. I lost a couple of toenails and ended up with bad cramp on several occasions! A massive thanks you to everyone who has donated towards my fund-raiser for Help Bristol Homeless so far. You guys rock! :) Bernie

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  • Bernard Mason3 months ago
    Bernard Mason

    Bernard Mason

    3 months ago

    March: 192 km covered (target 175 km). Total 531 km this year. Another month down and I'm a quarter of the way through my challenge! This month I had a few near misses in the snow and sleet. Over the last couple of months, I've got to know one of the homeless chaps who lives in a tent just outside my apartment. His name is Shaun. He tries to sell magazines when he can but can't get the supply every week. It was humbling getting to know someone for whom snow and bad weather are more than just an inconvenience. Much Love. Bernie

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  • Bernard Mason3 months ago
    Bernard Mason

    Bernard Mason

    3 months ago

    February: 155 km covered (target 155 km). Total 340 km this year. February managed to be colder and wetter than January with icy conditions in the early morning. The extreme cold and snow at the end of the month has made life especially difficult for the homeless near where I live. If you've got the time, check out Help Bristol's Homeless at the link below. They're a great charity who are devoted to building housing as a first step for getting Bristol's homeless off the street.

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Page last updated on: 7/8/2018 3:20 PM

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13

  • Douglas Livingstone

    Douglas Livingstone

    Jul 8, 2018

    Great job!

    £20.00

  • Oz Warren

    Oz Warren

    Jul 2, 2018

    Run for the hills!

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 29, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 21, 2018

    My contribution!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 20, 2018

    You're doing a grand job, lots of love, Grandma xx

    £100.00

  • Amy Conway

    Amy Conway

    Apr 11, 2018

    Great cause, great challenge - GO BERNIE! Here's 30 for your 30th on Friday! x

    £30.00

  • Andy Davies

    Andy Davies

    Apr 5, 2018

    Go, Bernie, go! It was really inspiring watching you supporting Shawn when we were walking towards Temple Meads the other week, the least I can do is add my two cents (well, ten quid) for the cause...

    £10.00

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Bernard Mason

Bernard Mason

Bristol

I'm Bernie. I'm a keen runner and have lived in Bristol for 9 years of my life. Moving into the centre recently has made me aware of how bad the homeless situation is. I would like to do whatever I can to make a difference.

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