In June I will be taking part in a race called Endure 24. It’s a 24 hour foot race comprising as many laps of the 5-mile course that you are able. Most people do this as part of a relay team but I’ve decided to run it solo. Every year about 15 of the solo runners break 100 miles so I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt that too!
Just to clarify that means 100 miles. In 24 hours. That is like running London to Brighton… oh and then running back again... in 24 hours. This is probably one of my stupidest ideas ever. Let’s be honest, I’m hardly an athlete, I’m a bit old and a bit podgy and in recent years I have developed some extra chins where my neck should be. But I am committed to doing this and I’m training really hard to make sure I complete the challenge.
I’m raising money for an awesome charity called Hope for Children which is the charity partner of Events for Namuwongo. If you don’t know the story, in 2011 the events industry decided to join forces to help to improve living standards and deliver committed, consistent fundraising support for a community called Namuwongo near Kampala, Uganda . The community there face poverty, chronic malnutrition, polluted water, drug abuse, sexual exploitation, AIDS, a derelict sanitation system and an average wage of just 20p a day. This is daily life in Namuwongo, a slum community of up to 30,000 people living near Kampala, Uganda. In spite of their life-threatening living conditions, the inhabitants are hard-working, energetic people, striving to solve their own problems and improve their lives. By supporting Events for Namuwongo, you can help them do that. You can read more about the charity here: www.eventsfornamuwongo.com
For those of you who don't know me that well - I have 2 kids, commute 2.5 hours a day and a busy job working for Clarion Events. Training currently involves running between 6 and 13 miles four times a week and I’m just starting! I tend to run in the mornings so I can get back for breakfast with the kids. This means getting up at 4am or 5am and is really flipping hard, so if the charity doesn’t inspire you then perhaps you’ll be willing to sponsor my suffering?!
I know you get asked for sponsorship a lot but this really is an amazing charity and this will be the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on. Perhaps at the end of it I might even find my neck…
Please give what you can and thank you so much for your
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