Now that the festive period is officially over (boo!) I’m kick-starting my year with half marathon training. This may seem like a crazy new year resolution, but it really isn’t. I’m running the full 13 miles (21 km) to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The charity does an amazing job funding critical research into curing and preventing the rise of this awful disease.
Since meeting my boyfriend back in 2011, we’ve always said we’d like to do whatever we could to help their mission. I have never been a runner, I was part of the netball, hockey and rounders teams at school, but running never seemed to factor in, so this is a huge challenge for me. Running had always been the plan but we had been thinking more along 5k race line yet when we saw the Cambridge Half Marathon we thought it was a better challenge; 5k seemed too achievable. Although right now it seems a mammoth distance, especially for a beginner like me (I’m slightly terrified), at least it is something I will have to work for. I don’t want to do something easy, that seems to defeat the point of sponsorship. By signing up through CRUK I have pledged to raise £300, that seems like a lot right now but i’m hoping to get as much as possible for such a great cause.
If any of you would like to help me on my way to achieving this, any donation would be greatly, greatly appreciated. £1 would be fantastic. You can donate by following my sponsor link on the right side of my homepage or by following this link. Clicking the Gift Aid option and filling in your postcode allows an extra 25p for every pound donated without any extra cost to you.