874 MILE FUNDRAISING RUN HALF WAY THERE
Back in January this year, right at the start of the umpteenth lockdown, Alison began an epic fundraising run - Lands End to John O'Groats (874 miles in a year). Of course she couldn't leave her town so her run has been a virtual one, running around the town time and time and time again. As of the end of June she is officially half way - 437 miles.
Here are her high (and low) lights so far:
"I'd often heard people say that running kept them sane but I'd never experienced that until now. Setting myself the target of running three times a week, every week during lockdown gave me a routine and gave me something to consistently achieve."
"`I've remained (mostly) injury free which is, for me, a record as previously inevitably my wonky hips lead me to injury once I start a challenge."
"I've virtually reached Lake Windermere, which is very scenic, virtually."
"My town is very hilly so I've run uphill a lot."
"I have lost precious running days after being floored by a reaction to both vaccines and to imaginary injuries."
"I have run in rain, rain and more rain. And then some more rain."
"I have been rude to a group of teenage girls who laughed at me as I ran by. And then felt ashamed as I'm a grown woman ands should have been able to rise above it but as my running has always been likened to the running style of Pheobe from Friends, I tend to take badly to people mimicking me!"
"I have raised almost £2 for every mile run which means I could raise almost £2,000 by December."
Good luck Alison.
And if you could sponsor Alison a few ££ to help her on her way and raise money to ensure our letters keep reaching those who need them, then please sponsor her here.
Thank you so much