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running my first EVER half marathon for Alpha 1 Awareness UK because it's a virtually unknown condition needing notice

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Alpha 1 Awareness UK

We support and fund research to help Alpha1 (AATD) sufferers in the UK

Charity Registration No. 1125467

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Up until last year I had never even heard of A1AD, and I am sure that virtually none of you have. Keeping things short, it's something that has hit too close to home for me to ignore and not do something about. So, if I can do anything to help raise awareness, whilst at the same time some much needed funding for the charity, then I am more than willing to push myself as far as I can to help others who cannot push as hard due to this awful affliction. 

In just over 6 months I will be running the Prague Half Marathon with my biggest brother Jamie. It's my first half marathon, and first time running a race since my school cross country days (bare in mind that was over 20 years ago!). I've never trained for a race. I run a handful of times a year, when I can be bothered, and it's only ever 3-4 miles MAX, so a smidgen of a half marathon. This won't be an easy task for me, despite what people may think of my fitness. I am not, and never have been, a runner. My family will vouch for that! 

Living almost 1000 miles apart, my brother and I will be training separately so I'll need pushing from others ... if anyone fancies training with me, gimme a shout!

Help support me and others less fortunate by donating what you can, and providing me with encouragement ... I'm gonna need it! 

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