Martyn Cassidy

50 Runs in my 50th year

Fundraising for Francis House Children's Hospice
raised of £500 target
50 Running Events in One Year


Believe it or not I will be shortly entering the 50th year of my life. I’ve decided to mark the occasion by challenging myself physically. Call it what you like e.g. celebration / fitness push / mid-life crisis / madness etc.

The idea is that I am going to complete 50 organised running events in the space of one year. Starting on 29th June with the Media City 5k (the day after my 49th birthday) and ending who-knows-where. I will be taking in 5k’s, 10k’s and the odd half marathon.

If you want to support me on this adventure, you have two choices:

1. Kindly make a small donation to Francis House Family Trust

2. Join me in one of the events

Details of the events to follow.

Any event recommendations welcome. No marathons please (ticked that box already and have no desire to re-visit that particular place!) and no stupid pointless obstacle races (“ooh look at me, I’m all covered in mud/paint/slime etc”). I will of course be including Park Runs due to their wide range of locations and frequency, but mostly because they are free.

Thank you

About the charity

Francis House supports more than 600 families of children, teenagers and young adults with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. We need over £4.7 million in charitable donations each year to continue to provide our services. Thank you for your support.

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