Since October 2015 I have been running for Kirkwood Hospice - my target was 5000 miles in 5 years - I now have about a year and a half years to go, and I've just passed the 3,500 mile mark.
On Saturday March 16 I'm running the Huddersfield Monopoly Marathon, a run of about 28 miles I have created myself, visiting every square on the Huddersfield Monopoly board. This is a one off event - you can learn more about it from this piece in the Yorkshire Post https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/andy-s-real-life-monopoly-challenge-for-hospice-1-9646836 or by googling "Huddersfield Monopoly Marathon".
I started this challenge by running the Yorkshire Plusnet Marathon on October 11th 2015, and I've been averaging 20 miles per week ever since, all because, as an Ambassador for Kirkwood, I want to raise their profile in communities across Kirklees and beyond.
Why Kirkwood Hospice? I've witnessed first hand the amazing work the staff there do - it really is the most incredible place. You have to be a particular kind of person to work in that kind of an environment, and I know that I am not that kind of person. However, I want to do what I can to support the people who do, and what I can do is run.
I'm hoping that I will receive sponsorship through one off donations on this site but what I would really like people to do is to be inspired to sponsor me a little bit each month throughout the challenge. For more details on how to do that you can go to the Kirkwood Hospice website.
I work full time, life's busy, but I've pledged to run an average of 20 miles per week for five years to help raise vital funds for my local hospice. Please support me if you can - even if you are not able to support me financially if you could help spread the word through social media (follow me on twitter @andy5000miles) then that would be great too.
Please follow me on twitter @andy5000miles, (I use the hashtag #Kirkwood5000), or search Kirkwood 5000 on Facebook. You can also follow my regular updates on my blog which is at andy5000miles.wordpress.com