It’s almost over…

Manchester Half Marathon

Race: Manchester Half Marathon
Distance: Half marathon(+some)
Date: 14th October
Supporting Runners: Jemma Love, Rachel McCourty, Nanci Henderson, Stuart McGuire, David Adams, Nicola Deeran
Fundraising to date: £6,550
Finishing Time: 00:02:07:07

The finish line is in sight – we fly to New York a week today to get ready for the grand finale.

Last week, 3 out of 4 of the NY marathon team took on the Manchester Half Marathon for race number 28 and had a little taste of what it’d be like to all line up together, waiting to embark on a lot of mileage. Continue reading

The greatest run (worry) of all…

Simply Health Great North Run 2018

Race: Great North Run
Distance: Half marathon
Date: 9th September
Supporting Runners: Mo Farah
Fundraising to date: £5,000(!!)
Finishing Time: 00:02:04:58

A few months ago, I applied through Mind for a guaranteed place in the Great North Run. A work colleague had done this race and told me how amazing it was. It’s on the telly and Mo Farah does it – I wanted to do it too.

I was told of the £250 minimum fundraising for a place – which thanks to you guys, we hit a long time ago. Continue reading

Highs and Lows – by Bianca Hartley

Man vs Mountain

Yesterday, I completed the Great North Run for race number 27 and visited the MIND charity tent at the end of the day. I told them all about the 30for30 challenge and explained the reasons for doing it. As I was telling them, I realised how important this challenge has been for my own mental health, and how doing this has helped me drastically over the past 10months.

I talk about the mental benefits of exercise a lot in the blog – But whilst I am recovering from yesterday’s race, here is a guest blog on the topic from my friend, Bianca, who recently ran Man Vs Mountain as a personal challenge, but also to raise money for Cancer Research in memory of her Mum. Continue reading