I first got ill four years ago. Sometimes I can't see, talk, walk, I get tremors, or freeze, my brain stops working and simple things like using a knife and fork become impossible. I don't have MS (I don't know what I have) but I understand the challenges that it causes on a daily basis. Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. MS Society help to support these people whilst at the same time spend hundreds of millions of pounds on research which one day might help find out what is wrong with me too.
So, I'm thinking that one marathon isn't enough. So here's the deal. In 2015 I ran over 1,000 miles. In 2016 I will run 2,000 miles. A mile for every pound I aim to raise. Half of my total will be at races or parkruns. So 1,000 miles of races. Now all I need is 2,000 people with £1 who think that's pretty impressive.
My 2016 list of planned/entered races so far are:
Orlando New Year Run 5m and 2.5m - Done
Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge (5k, 10k, Half and Marathon in 4 days) - Done
Helsby Half - Done
Warrington parkrun - Done
Cakeathon Marathon/Ultra - Done
Winter Run London - Done
Crazy pups kids race (back marker) - Done
Mad Dog 10k - Done
Warrington parkrun - Done
Railway Ultra - Done
Preston parkrun - Done
Stanley Park 10k - Done
Oulton Park Half - Done
Liverpool Half - Done
Ashby 20 - Done
Codopoly Half - Done
Manchester to Liverpool Ultra - Done
First Contact marathon - Done
Manchester Marathon - Done
MK Rock 5k
Milton Keynes Marathon
Blackpool Beach 10k
Liverpool Rock n Roll 5k
Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon
Giant's Head Marathon
Tour of Merseyside (52 miles, 6 races, 7 days)
Thunder Run (Solo)
Dublin Rock n Roll half
Run to the Castle Ultra
Whistlestop Tour of Wirral (26.1 miles, 3 races, 3 days)
English Half Marathon
Disneyland Paris 5k
Disneyland Paris Half
It's a Numbers Game Marathon double
There will be more. You can stay up to date on my progress by following my blog at http://loveto.run
Running saved my life when I got ill. When I can't walk or move or talk or if my hand shakes so much that I can't use a fork I sit and think about my next run or race and I already feel free. Now I want to use running to help other people too I can't think of anything better than running such an epic marathon to help the cause.
Thank you for reading.
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