Story

Thanks for visiting my Race for Life page.

Why am I fundraising for Cancer Research UK and running the Race for Life? Two reasons; I need motivation and they need support.

In September 2013 I decided enough was enough, it was time to get my head out of the sand and lose some weight so I joined Slimming World (there… my big secret is out!). To date (January 2014) I’ve lost just over two stone and decided it was time to get off my couch and get moving. Inspired by some lovely ladies I decided to take on the “Couch to 5k” challenge and I’ve just completed the first week. 

That’s right, I’ve JUST completed the FIRST week and I’ve made the commitment to be running 5k in June 2014 by signing up for the Race for Life. Nothing like a deadline to motivate and spur me on especially as running doesn’t come naturally to me (think more elephant thumping than gazelle skipping along!).

Each donation received will be a big cheer of ‘you can do it’ for me but it will also support a great charity who rely solely on public donations. There are a lot of people ‘on the job’ trying to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer with more than 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses supported in their research across the UK by Cancer Research UK. There are over 200 types of cancer each with their own causes, symptoms and treatments so it is vital that research continues to ensure more people have the best chance possible to survive their diagnosis.

I’ll be updating you all on my progress but as a bench mark my week one statistics (excluding my warm up/cool down walks) are that I run 2.38k during the running/walking intervals. I have a long way to go!

Sponsoring me online is quick, easy and totally secure. Click the 'Donate' button at the top right of this page and if you're a UK taxpayer, please remember to Gift Aid It! Just tick the Gift Aid box and this will increase your donation by at least 25% at no cost to you.

Thank you

Kimberley

 

Updates 9

I DID IT!! Time was 33:24 minutes. Very pleased with that considering it was a hot day and most of the route was on cut grass which tried to trip me every chance it got!

22/06/14 02:48

It's the night before, I've just dashed to Tesco for safety pins and I can't find my water bottle (it's going to be hot tomorrow!). Nothing like being prepared! Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me and/or sent messages of encouragement... it is much appreciated!!

21/06/14 09:21

The heat is really affecting me. Out of the last four runs I've had to abandon two of them at around the 2.5k mark as I've been far too hot! Hoping that the actual day isn't a scorcher!!

12/06/14 05:36

Three weeks to go, how did that happen?! Due to half term I had just over a week off from running and when I finally got out yesterday for a 5k I really felt it. Did it in 34:52 minutes. I have about seven more practice runs to try and get under the 30 minute mark! Wish me luck!

01/06/14 05:39

It's been five weeks since my last update when I ran my first 5k and since then I've been working on improving my time. Parkrun this morning with a friend who very gently pushed me to go that little bit faster and it paid off... 5k in 30.57 minutes. VERY happy! Thanks Catherine x

17/05/14 11:54

Raising money for

Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 1089464, Scotland SC041666

Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We are fighting cancer on all fronts, finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it to save more lives. We are entirely funded by the public. With your help, we can ensure more people beat cancer.

Donations 22

Good luck! So proud of you x

Donation by Michelle on 21/06/14

£10.00

Well done you, you have worked so hard and raising money for a good cause!!! :-)

Donation by Louise, Tim, Lucas & Phoebe xx on 21/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well in Kimberley

Donation by Morgan and Claire on 21/06/14

£10.00

You can do it...but don't forget suncream and a sun hat and plenty of water.x

Donation by jay on 21/06/14

Good Luck, Love Anna x

Donation by Anna on 18/06/14

£5.00

Donation by Dad & Chris on 16/06/14

£20.00

Good luck with the run.

Donation by Janette McGoldrick on 15/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

You can do it :)

Donation by Anonymous on 08/06/14

All the Best Kimberley. Well done for running it. You're a better woman than me xxxxxxxxx

Donation by Annette & Elliot Steel on 03/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Anonymous on 13/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Kimberley, you've worked so hard xxx

Donation by Sammie Burrell on 04/05/14

To celebrate your full 5k run! Well done!!

Donation by Nicky W on 01/05/14

£10.00

Go Kimberley! x

Donation by Lisa Q on 30/04/14

£5.00

Well done. You are doing fantastically xx

Donation by Lana, Aaron & Maya on 04/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Katherine x on 28/02/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Run lady run, know you will ace it x

Donation by Lucy on 28/02/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck.

Donation by Mikela on 26/02/14

£10.00

Yay you can do it! :)

Donation by Eeva on 28/01/14

£10.00

Well done Kimberley. So proud of you!

Donation by Michelle on 19/01/14

£10.00

Donation by Timmi on 19/01/14

£20.00

Good luck Kimberley :)

Donation by Nicky on 18/01/14

£10.00

Dear Kimberley, I am sponsoring you because I know you want this so much, you can do it! I'll be following your progress along the way. Good luck!

Donation by Suzie on 18/01/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£300.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£300.00
  • Gift Aid£45.00

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