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Catherine Longland

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running for BPNA- Child Brain Research because they support children with neurological illnesses.

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2014, 13 Apr 2014

BPNA- Child Brain Research

We fund research into new cures to treat brain diseases in children

Charity Registration No. 1159115

Story

Thank you for visiting my Just Giving Page.  

Why The Children's Neurological Research Campaign?

I am running the London Marathon to support the Children’s Neurological Research Campaign. They help children diagnosed with rare neurological disorders, like my cousin Richard, and Wife Rosies little boy Albert.

Albert is a an adorable 3 year old who was born with an arachnoid cyst (a fluid-filled sac that is located between the brain or spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane). At only 3, Albert has already undergone 2 operations. In spite of this, Albert is a lovely little boy, cheeky and a joy to be around. 

One in six people in the UK suffers from a neurological illness, but research into neurological conditions lags far behind illnesses such as cancer, where funding is more readily available. 

This is why The Children's Neurological Research Campaign needs your help.

So why the London Marathon?

I've always been a keen runner - running 5Ks, 10Ks and Half Marathons. However, I'm yet to run a Marathon and so, The London Marathon 2014 will be my first! I'm also proud to have got one of the two London Marathon places from my running club - Uttoxeter Road Runners, along with my training buddy Honor.

Training is going well and I am really enjoying it so far...even the long runs! With a great training plan, a supportive running club, an amazing training buddy and some sheer determination, I'm hoping to run the London Marathon in under 4 hours (Not sure on an exact time yet). My weekly training mileage below...

Thank you so much. I'll keep you updated!

 

Week 1 = 35 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 10)

Week 2 = 31 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 12)

Week 3 = 37 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 14.5)

Week 4 = 37 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 15.5)

Week 5 = 32 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 10)

Week 6 = 33 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 16)

Week 7 = 44 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 18)

Week 8 = 48.7 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 18.7)

Week 9 = 33.8 Miles Complete (Recovery Week)

Week 10 = 45 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 20)

Week 11 = 39 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 20)

Week 12 = 39 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 19)

Week 13 = 41.5 Miles Complete (inc. Long Run 20)

Week 14 = 43.5 Miles Completed (inc. Long Run 22)

Week 15 = 39 Miles Completed (inc. Long Run 22)

Week 16 = 37 Miles Completed (inc. Long Run 15)

Week 17 = 40 Miles Completed (inc. Long Run 13 + half marathon PB 1:36)

Week 18 = 43 Miles Completed (inc. Long Run 22)

Week 19 = 22 Miles Completed (Taper)

Week 20 = 18 Miles Completed (Taper)

740 Miles Completed so far!

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