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I'm running London Marathon for Multiple Sclerosis Society because I want to help research into movement disorders

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  • Event: Virgin London Marathon 2016, 24 Apr 2016

Multiple Sclerosis Society

We are the MS Society. We are strong enough to stop MS together.

Charity Registration No. 1139257

Story

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

London Marathon

MK Rock 5k

Milton Keynes Marathon

Blackpool Beach 10k

Christleton 5k

Liverpool Rock n Roll 5k

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon

Giant's Head Marathon

Tour of Merseyside (52 miles, 6 races, 7 days)

Canal 10k

Thunder Run (Solo)

Dublin Rock n Roll half

IOM Marathon

Run to the Castle Ultra

Seaside 24

Whistlestop Tour of Wirral (26.1 miles, 3 races, 3 days)

English Half Marathon

Liverwire mile

Disneyland Paris 5k

Disneyland Paris Half

Chester Marathon

Manchester Half

Snowdonia Marathon

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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