In May 2015, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour following a fit whilst playing tennis. It came as a complete shock, and whilst thankfully the diagnosis was low-grade (benign), over the last 3 years I've undergone surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy as part of my on-going treatment plan, in addition to regular monitoring through MRI scans given the unpredictable nature of this disease.
My recent scans have been positive and shown no progression, and I'm taking the opportunity, with a little help from family and friends, to undertake a set of challenges with the aim of raising over £15,000 for this tragically underfunded cause.
Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What's more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer... yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.
I may be biased... but this is unacceptable.
So... what are the challenges we're undertaking?
1) Jurassic Coast Challenge (23-25 March 2018) - me and four family members are running 3 marathons in 3 days along Dorset's Jurassic Coastline. Team sheet: Rich Greensmith, Ed Greensmith, Ben Griffiths, Tom Greensmith, Henry Greensmith. UPDATE: CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!!
2) London Marathon (22 April 2018) - my cousin Ben Griffiths is running the London Marathon. UPDATE: CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!!
3) Royal Windsor Triathlon (17 June 2018) - me and my brother Ed are participating in the Olympic distance triathlon in and around Windsor. UPDATE: CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!!
4) London to Trearddur Bay cycle (August 2018) - with a group of friends, we will be cycling the 300 miles from London to Trearddur Bay in Anglesey (North Wales) in 48 hours. Team sheet: Rich Greensmith, John Moroney, Nick Trowbridge, Harry Stothert and Mark Burrett. UPDATE: CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!!
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