Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.As some of you will recall, last year I set myself the task of running five long distance races in five weeks (which eventually became six races in six weeks - albeit the sixth race was only a 10k!). Having thoroughly enjoyed the challenge I've decided to up the ante this year. The schedule (subject to additions!) is: 6 September - Kent Coastal marathon
12 September - Three2Go marathon - trail marathon following the River Lee from Hertfordshire and finishing on Hackney Marshes near the site of the 2012 Olympic Stadium
19 September - Mile and 400m races on the track (much needed cut-back week - although legs may not appreciate attempts to sprint after two marathons!)
26 September - JW Ultra (a 30 miler along canal towpaths from Stratford Upon Avon to Bournville)
4 October - Loch Ness marathon
11 October - Great Eastern Run (a half marathon around the streets of Peterborough)
18 October - Abingdon marathon
24 October - Beachy Head marathon (hilly trail marathon)
November - Billericay
8 November - Stebbing 10 (added 13.8.09)
This year I
will be running for the Alzheimer's Society. There
are over 100 types of dementia - the most common are Alzheimer's disease,
vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Symptoms include loss of
memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is one
of the main causes of disability in later life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular
disease and stroke. Over 700,000 people have dementia in the UK, this figure
will rise to over 1 million by 2025.
Alzheimer's Society are the UK's leading support services and research charity
for people with dementia and those who care for them. They support people
- Providing information and support for people with all kinds of dementia and their carers. - Funding research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of dementia. - Providing learning resources and training. - Campaigning for improved health and social care. - Improving public understanding and awareness of dementia.
If anyone would like to help me on my way, and help me raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society, then any donations will be greatly appreciated.