Emma Bowles

Emma's 511km

Fundraising for Blood Cancer UK
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In memory of Joan Bowles
Blood Cancer UK

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We fund research and provide support to improve blood cancer patients' lives


Back in 2008 my Mum was diagnosed with Leukaemia, she fought this devastating disease for 511 days before she passed, she was just 46. In honor of her fight for life and continued optimism, even through the darkest days, I will be running, walking and jogging (but most likely crawling) 511km (317.5miles) in a series of events, across a 2 year period, to raise money for Bloodwise.

It is important to note at this point that I DO NOT run, and to be honest I avoid exerice whenever possible! The thought of running any distance makes me very anxious so this challenge is really going to be, well, challenging!!

Bloodwise is one of the forerunners in both preventative and reactive blood cancer research. Their work has been pivotal in increasing survival rates: 50 years ago blood cancer was a death sentence, now nine out of ten children survive the most common form of childhood Leukaemia, and for adults the survival rate is as high as 70-80%. But it's not just about the cure, it's also about care; Bloodwise also support those suffering with blood cancers, and their families to ensure that they can live their lives to the full.

Their work makes a momentous difference to individuals and families, like ours, battling blood cancer and so this challenge seemed a fitting way to both remember my mum's daily struggle and support the continued work of the charity.

Wish me luck.... and please, donate whatever you can. Even just £1 can make such a difference!

The Journey so far:

23/05/2015 - 5km Parkrun
25/05/2015 - 20km Walk to Kits Coty via Wouldham
30/05/2015 - 5km Parkrun
13/06/2015 - 5km Parkrun
19/06/2015 - 10km Sponsored Walk
20/06/2015 - 5km Parkrun
27/06/2015 - 5km Parkrun
21/07/2015 - 2km Lunchtime Runners
25/07/2015 - 5km Parkrun (Late)
01/08/2015 - 5km Run
05/08/2015 - 2km hike from Llangollen to the top of Castell Dinas Bran
22/08/3015 - 5km Parkrun
30/08/2015 - 29km White Cliffs Challenge
01/10/2015 - 31/10/2015 - Ron Hill Run Everyday Challenge: 89km
09/01/2016: 5km Parkrun 
16/01/2016: 5km Parkrun 
24/01/2016: 6km Rochester waterside run
15/02/2016-17/02/2016: 10km Treadmill Challenge 
17/02/2016: 3km run
21/02/2016: 3.5km run (Donation run)
02/03/2016: 6km run (Donation run)
04/03/2016: 5km Back to the Future fun run
05/03/2016: 5km Supernova Run
12/03/2016: 5km walk
17/03/3016: 5km evening run
09/04/2016: 8km run
10/04/2016: 5km run
17/04/2016: 5km run
29/04/2016: 1km Olympic Swim
30/04/2016: 5km Parkrun 
08/05/2016: 10km Market Drayton Virtual
22/05/2016: 10km Everything but the Cow Virtual Run
23/05/2016: 5.08km Anniversary run/ 300 km milestone
01.05.2016 - 25.05.2016: 26.2 miles/ 42km Marathon May
28/05/2016: 5km Lullingstone Country Parkrun
12.06.2016: 10km Mum's Birthday Run
18/06/2016: 5km Port Lympne Challenge
03/07/2016: 5km Run or Dye
09/07/2016: 10km Race for Life, Maidstone
16/07/2016: 5km Parkrun
17/07/2016: 10km Virtual Runner July Race
23/07/2016: 5km Parkrun
27/07/2016: 5km Capston Run
28/07/2016: 10km Walk to Cobham
07/08/2016: 5km RMR Summer
27/08/2016: 5km Parkrun
03/09/2016: 10km Countryside Run (Faversham)
11/09/2016: The 10 miler (16km)
18/09/2016: Faversham 10km
24/09/2016: 5km Parkrun
02/10/2016: Sittingbourne Striders 10 mile Road Race (16km)
15/10/2016: 5km Parkrun
06/11/2016: 5km Virtual Runner Race
19/11/2016: 1 mile Rochester Santa Fun Run (1.3km)

FINAL RACE - 27/11/2016; Ashford Brett Half Marathon (21km)

AND THAT'S 511KM, I'M DONE!!!!!! (27th November 2016).

01/04/2017: London Supernova - Because I couldn't help running just one more...

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Blood Cancer UK

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We're dedicated to beating blood cancer. We fund research and support those affected. Since 1960, we've invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. The day we beat blood cancer is now in sight and our researchers are determined to finish the job.

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