Hello wonderful friends and colleagues. I am honoured to have a Launceston Roadrunners club ballot place to run in my sixth marathon as I approach the start of my sixth decade.
I am not a natural runner.... I find the training very tough and often suffer varying degrees of race cramping! So I need to tough it out. It helps when I consider why.
- It hugely helps my own health - mental and physical - and keeps me grounded
- I want to do my bit to inspire a new generation of runners in Kabwe, Zambia. I hosted the first Sports Day last year and the second one is in July.
- I want to make my club proud by doing my very best.
- I want to raise as much money as possible for a charity which I helped found. We educate and feed about 1,000 highly vulnerable children in Zambia. It's deeply rewarding but also stressful trying to find new ways of raising £100,000 here in the UK.