We are running 500km in August 2019 each.... that's 1000km collectively. The same as around 22 marathons that's 11 marathons each...
(Over 300 miles)
Here's our story:
7 years ago I met the weirdo that would change my life.
2 years ago I married her.
Its been a whirlwind of keeping up with Frans crazy ideas:
- deciding the loft was dull so creating an indoor treehouse with a giant tree painted in the hall
- getting a dog in a no dog flat and sneaking him in and out in a giant bag
- building 40 miniature beach huts for wedding favours filled with presents because ordering them was too time consuming
-coming home saying she had rented a shop?!
- and now this run...
Needless to say the last 2 years have been insanely busy. Fran has set up her own business and we both work a minimum of 6 days a week. Spending time together was difficult and often spent cooking, eating and then sleeping. In February 2019 after hardly getting any quality time we decided to start running together
In early March 2019 (after our first 3 short runs) Fran woke up and announced she was going to run 30 marathons for Macmillan in May. As a sports scientist, I suggested that we should aim for something hard but, a little more manageable - a long run... maybe just the one marathon?! I agreed to train with Fran for a week to see how she would cope... She coped... however, agreed that 500km might be a little more realistic. However our plans were postponed when Fran became sick at the end of march and had to keep away from exercise for 3 weeks so instead we are running in the warm and sun of August 2019.
Over the last two years our two best friends, Fran's dad, other close family friends, colleagues and family members have all suffered with Cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support is an invaluable lifeline to those affected by this horrible disease and their loved ones. Please help us support this amazing charity by backing our MAD MONTH OF AUGUST!
We are running everyday in August and will keep videos and blog about our journey on our instagrams and twitter.
We are not stopping work, we will be keeping up with food shopping and normal tasks and we will not be stopping seeing friends because those with cancer can't stop no matter how exhausted they are. Loved ones can't hide under a blanket for months and pretend the world is cosy still.
Thank you for your support and generosity.
Elliott and Fran