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Tim's London Marathon Challenge

I'm Taking part on the London Marathon for Cystic Fibrosis Trust because To prove it can be done

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  • Event: London Marathon 2019, 28 Apr 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

We work throughout the UK with one mission to beat cystic fibrosis for good

Charity Registration No. 1079049 (England and Wales) & SC040196 (Scotland)

Story

Its my 40th in April 2019, and coincidently they have a London Marathon the same month.  I have never thought I would be able to run 1 mile, yet I have now done 5k parkruns, 10k's, Obstacle course races, & Half Marathons.  Now it is time to step up to the big one.  26.2 miles running around London!  This is a huge challenge, I did not think I would run a marathon yet the London marathon is the same month as my 40th Birthday.  

I live day to day with Cystic Fibrosis, I have to take 40-60 tablets everyday, running is my physio which helps to keep my lungs clear and strong. I suffer with fatigue issues at times and I am prone to chest infections which put me into hospital for two weeks of intravenous antibiotics.  Running has helped me massively to reduce the number of infections and hospital admissions I need.  They still happen but they are now shorter stays and less frequent.

Current mean life expectancy with Cystic Fibrosis is currently 41, so some could say I am nearing my life expectancy but running is helping me keep well and stopping the deteriation of my health

Please follow my progress to get to this incredible challenge:-

Strava - https://www.strava.com/athletes/19973003

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tim.2100/

Thank you so much for your support

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-limiting genetic condition affecting more than 10,000 people across the UK. It affects the lungs and digestive system and can cause chronic infections and reduced lung function. Currently, half of those with CF will not live past age 41.The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is fighting for a brighter future for people with CF and their families by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.

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