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My target 26 mi
I’m running a marathon in January to help families fight hunger and the climate crisis.
Those of you who know me well, will also know that I absolutely HATE running. I can't even (and would definitely choose not to) run for a bus.
Rather foolishly I've decided to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles between 1st and 22nd January - that's my birthday and a whole marathon! - to help families in rural Africa fight hunger and the climate crisis.
This is going to be BRUTAL, but it's for a great cause...
Did you know, that by the second week in January, the average person in the UK will have created a greater carbon footprint than a single person in Ethiopia will account for in a whole year? Those who have contributed the least, are suffering the most from the effects of the climate crisis.
Because of this shocking statistic, on New Year's Day I'll be lacing up my somewhat dusty (some would say unused) trainers, and putting on actual exercise wear to hit the pavement in return for COLD HARD CASH.
My 26.2 miles will be joined with others to help travel 30,000 miles (that’s an incredible 60 million footprints for good!) from the UK through rural Africa as part of Send a Cow’s virtual relay.
Please donate to my challenge! Reaching my target of £300 could help 15 families living in rural Africa with vital tools, seeds, and training in sustainable farming, soil health, and rainwater harvesting, so they can stand up to extreme weather and grow enough to fight hunger.
Please donate whatever you can spare for an amazing cause.
For more information or to take part, visit: relayforhope.sendacow.org
50% fundraising reached
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Woahhhh I’m half way there, wooooahhh, living on a 🙏🏻Thursday 13th Jan
WOO! I ran over 5k!Tuesday 11th Jan I completed 3.3 miles tonight (that’s over 5k!) in the cold and dark. Yuk.
My longest run so far! Plus, what I’ve learnt as a novice runnerSunday 9th Jan
Upping the anti - 26.2 miles it is!Wednesday 5th Jan
Second run - not as funTuesday 4th Jan Second run today - this time at night and in the freezing cold! Found it easier on the old lungs this time and was able to run further, but just as I was getting cocky, was taken by surprise half way by a crippling side stitch that I couldn’t shake off. Persevered to complete another 1.6 mile run - 4 minutes faster than my first (at 16 mins) but forgot to press stop on the record button so Strava logged as 18 mins 🥳 Share
All the gear, no idea: my first run.Sunday 2nd Jan
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