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Greg's 10 x 10k Challenge 2018

Running ten 10k races throughout 2018 for Kidscan because they work tirelessly fighting childhood cancer

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Kidscan

We research cures for childhood cancers to ensure that more children survive!

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In 2013, through my dealings with an online Stockport County fans' forum, I first became aware of Kidscan - a children's cancer charity based in Salford. 

At the time, childhood cancer was something affecting my wife's family - so, along with a good friend of mine, Gareth Evans, we organised a sponsored walk from Edgeley Park to County's away match at Macclesfield Town. 18 walkers (and a dog) took part, and we raised more than £1,800 in the process.

The 'Hatters Hike 2013' was such a success, that we replicated it two years later, by walking to County's away match at Hyde FC - and then back again (in torrential rain). Despite fewer people taking part this time, the 'Hatters Hike to Hyde 2015' still managed to raise a further £1,500 for Kidscan.

Then, in June 2016, myself and Gareth embarked on an epic road trip, driving to all 22 football grounds in County's league, in just one weekend (over 1,000 miles). Having set an initial (optimistic) target of £1,500, we were delighted to raise more than £2,200 for Kidscan.

This time, I'm on my own, and having completed walking and driving challenges, this one is about running, something I'm not very good at. 

In September 2017, I ran my first ever 10k race. At the time, I said I would never do another, but as I slowly regained the use of my aching limbs, I set myself a new challenge: to run TEN 10k races throughout 2018.

Here is my planned (updated as at 27th March 2018) list so far:

25th Feb - Oulton Park 

25th Mar - Poynton 

8th Apr - Whitchurch 

6th May - Tatton 

17th Jun - Knutsford 

1st Jul - Alderley Edge 

19th Aug - Birchwood 

9th Sep - Sandbach 

10th Nov - Cheshire (Arley Hall) 

25th Nov - Wilmslow

I am again raising money for Kidscan, as they a comparatively small charity, and desperately need our support. I would urge everyone to take a look at their website, and then dig deep.

25% of children who are diagnosed with cancer won't see their 30th birthday. We can change that.

If you would like to join me at any of the above races, to either take part alongside me, or offer some kind of post-run rub-down (!), please e-mail me at greghall80@hotmail.com. Thank you everyone.

Greg Hall - March 2018






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