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

Last minute panic

Trafford 10k

Race: Trafford 10k
Distance: 10k
Date: 2nd September 2018
Supporting Runners: Nanci Henderson & Tim Gough
Fundraising to date: £4,851
Finishing Time: 00:56:58

In 8 weeks time, I’ll have landed in New York, awaiting the grand finale of the 30for30 challenge – the NYC marathon.

It is safe to say that the panic is setting in hard.

I could have all of the time in the world to prepare for something, yet I’d always be scrambling at the last minute. Continue reading

Wilmslow Half Marathon

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Race: Wilmslow Half Marathon
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Date: 24th June 2018
Supporting Runners: N/A
Fundraising to date: £3,870
Finishing Time: 02:00:47

From one extreme weather condition to the other… Wilmslow half marathon was cancelled in March due to the ‘Beast from the East’. A distant memory, especially now that we are blessed with a surprisingly long heat wave…

The date was rescheduled for last Sunday, 24th June, and the weather was the polar opposite. Continue reading

Choo Choo: Race the train

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Race: Race the train (Bury to Rawtenstall)
Distance: 10.4 miles
Date: 10th June 2018
Supporting Runners: N/A
Fundraising to date: £3,650
Finishing Time: 01:47:43

It’s taken me a good few days to get over this race so apologies again for the delay in the write up.

But before I discuss the torture that was ‘Race the Train’, I wanted to discuss some exciting 30for30 news…

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