Sadly my partner Captain Stephen Healey from the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh was killed in Afghanistan on the 26th May 2012. He was the 415th fallen soldier.
In his memory I am running 415 miles by entering marathons / half marathons between October 2012 and October 2013. I chose to complete this challenge right away as Steve was due back from tour in October. The numerous events will keep me busy and will keep me focused to help me through the lonely times without him. I also hope to keep Steve's memory alive and to continue his fantastic work in raising money for Blind Veterans UK as he couldnt wait to come home and plan his next challenge with his commrades. I also hope to bring people together to do something positive as Steve would not have been one to sit and do nothing!
I am starting my challenge with the London Parks Half marathon on the 7th Oct 2012 and finishing the following year with the Chester marathon on the 6th Oct 2013 as the 1st Battalion is based in Chester. Other marathons include:-
The Cardiff Half Marathon - 14 October 2012
The Salisbury Half Marathon - 28 October 2012
'Mud Runner - Eastnor Castle, Hertfordshire' 21st October 2012
'Cotswold 113 Middle Distance Triathlon' which consists of a 1.9km swim, 56mile bike ride and 13.1 run on June 16th.
'Adidas Thunder Run - Catton Park, Derbyshire' 27th July 2013
Anyone who wishes to join me on some of the events then please do enter and many of you have already!! :-) The support I am having is fantastic and overwhelming!! Thank you all very much for taking time in reading the above and also a big thank you for all of your donations xxx