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running for Diabetes UK because they do fantastic work

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  • Event: Run a marathon + various run's in the build up!, 11 May 2012 to 31 Dec 2013

Diabetes UK

We provide the vital support people need to ensure they don’t face diabetes alone.

Charity Registration No. 215199

Story

January 2012 I started running with the original goal of losing weight but I quickly got bitten by the bug and soon I was addicted! Since then the running has progressed, PB's have been smashed and most importantly weight has been shed, 100 LBS (45KG / just over 7 Stone) in total.

As well challenging myself this year I also wanted to try and help others along the way and that's why I run race for Diabetes UK, a charity very close to my heart. At my old weight I was very much in the danger zone for type 2 diabetes and this was a major motivator in losing the weight, I have friends who have diabetes; some type 2 others type 1, and I have seen the massive effect it has on their daily life first hand.

I'm going to stop rambling on now  but I would be extremely grateful if you could spare a few pounds, to help this great cause and sponsor me, thank you :)

All donations are greatly appreaciated :-)

Below is a full list of all runs I have and am taking part in:

Events schedule

2015

January

February

Dewsbury 10K - 1th

Saltaire Shaker 15K - 15th

March

Barcelona Marathon - 15th

April

Yorkshire Half Marathon (Sheffield) - 12th

May

Leeds Half Marathon - 10th

June

July

Leeds 10K - 12th

August

York 10K - 2nd

September

Great North Run - 13th

October

Yorkshire Marathon - 11th

November

December

2014

January

Brass Monkey Half marathon - 19th (Completed in 1:51:04)

March

South Yorkshire Half Marathon - 16th (Complete in 1:51:57)

April

London Marathon - 13th
Electric Run™ London - 26th

May

Leeds Half Marathon - 11th
Edinburgh Marathon - 25th

June

Hull 10K - 8th
Pennine 10K - 22nd

July

Leeds 10K - 20th

August

York 10K - 3rd

September

Berlin marathon - 29th

October

Yorkshire Marathon - 12th

2013

February

Liversedge Half Marathon - 10th - (Completed in 1:49:22)
Sheffield 10k - 24th - (Completed in 47:55)

March

Major Series North (10-12K) - 2nd - (Completed)
Silverstone Half Marathon - 3rd - (Completed in 1:44:06) [1/2 Marathon PB]

April

LONDON MARATHON - 21st - (Completed in 4:55:15)
Bradford 10K - 28th - (Completed in 49:41)

May

Leeds 1/2 Marathon - 12th - (Completed in 1:50:11)
Hull 10K - 19th - (Completed in 43:13 [Race shortened to 9K])
Manchester 10K - 26th - (Completed in 49:54)

June

Pennine 10K - 2nd - (Completed in 48:47)
SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K Leeds - 9th June (Completed)
Gateshead 10K - 23rd - (Completed in 48:05)

July

Eccup 10 Mile - 7th - (Completed in 1:22:50) [10 Mile PB]
Leeds 10K - 14th - (Completed in 47:34)
Pudsey 10K - 21st - (Completed in 50:52)
Color Run 5K - 21st - (Completed)

August

York 10K - 4th - (Completed in 45:22) [10K PB]
Bradford 5 - 11th - (Completed in 37:08) [5 Mile PB]
Blackpool Hilton 10K - 31st - (Completed in 45:58)

September

Blackpool Hilton Half Marathon - 1st - (Completed in 1:52:52)
Great North Run - 15th - (Completed in 1:53:55)
R4TW Sheffield Foam 5K - 28th - (Completed)
Great Yorkshire Run - 29th - (Completed in 47:08)

October

Yorkshire Marathon - 20th - (Completed in 4:42:07) [Marathon PB]
Bradford 10K - 27th - (Completed in 48:13)

November

Run In the Dark 2013 (Manchester) - 13th - Completed in 48:44)
Abbey Dash - 17th - (Completed in 47:10)
Great Yorkshire Stairclimb (32 floors / 522 steps) - 23rd - (1st attempt: 4:52, 2nd attempt: 4:53, 3rd attempt: 4:29) [New PB]
Leeds Mo' Running - 24th - (Completed in 47:48)

December

Leeds Christmas 10K - 8th - (Completed in 50:17)

2012

July

Leeds 10K - 8th - (Completed in 57:55)

August

York 10K - 5th - (Completed in 58:03)
Leeds 5K fun run - 12th - (Completed in 30:10)

September

Great Yorkshire run (10K) - 2nd - (Completed in 01:02:50)
Great North Run (1/2 Marathon) - 16th - (Completed in 2:11:18)

October

Major Series North (10-12K) - 21st - (Completed in 1:24:30)

November

Hell Up North (10 - 12 Miles) - 3rd - (Completed in 2:31:51)
Gunpowder Plod (5K) - 5th - (Completed in 24:20)
Abbey Dash (10K) - 18th - (Completed in 47:44)
MoRunning Manchester 10K - 24th - (Completed in 48:53)

December

Pain Barrier - 1th - (Completed in 01:50:08)
Bradford 10K - 2th - (Completed in 42:18) [Not a full 10K, measured incorrectly!]
Reindeer Stampede (5K) - 9th - (Completed in 22:16) [5K PB]

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  • 2013 - quite a year!
  • 4:55:15 of pain but totally worth it :D +7

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