BOOM! After a year off, I’m back into the fold of fundraising. My nominated charity this year is Alopecia UK. I’ll be taking on a different sort of challenge this year, as opposed to the normal marathon. Firstly, I’ll be taking part in the Colombia Hellrider Duathlon event on 2nd June, and then on 8th July, I’ll be running in the British London 10K Run and for the finalé I’ll be taking part in the Tough Mudder hard-core 12 mile obstacle course on 17th November.
As some of you will know, I’ve been a long term sufferer of alopecia and have endured pretty much all stages of the disease since being diagnosed. It’s tough enough for an adult to come to terms with, so for a child it must a very challenging time in their lives. So, my main focus is to raise funds to help set up much needed children’s support groups throughout the UK.
Colombia Hellrider Duathlon – Saturday 2nd June 2012
The Columbia Hellrider Duathlon takes place in the grounds of West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire. However, this is no ordinary Duathlon. It is an eight hour endurance race, in which teams of three, five or the mad individual will complete a 5K run followed by an 8K mountain bike route continuously between the hours of 10am and 6pm.
The aim is to complete as many loops of the course as you can within the allotted time frame. The 5K run route is by no means ‘a walk in the park’. It is an all terrain route, including steep climbs, fields, forest tracks and also two river crossings. The 8K mountain bike route also consists of some steep climbs and tricky terrain throughout.
More Info/Preview: http://www.hellrider.co.uk/index.php
British London 10K Run – Sunday 8th July 2012
The British 10K London Run, in its 12th Anniversary year and taking place right in the middle of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and just days before the 2012 Olympics, is the UK's most prestigious and sought-after 10km road race.
The race starts at 9.35am with the exciting and historical route taking you through the very heart of London
, running past many of central London
's world famous historic landmarks including Big Ben / British Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, St Paul
's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square
/ Nelson's Column and Westminster Abbey.
More Info: http://www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk/
Tough Mudder – Saturday 17th November 2012
Set in the Picturesque Cholmondeley Estates of Malpas, Cheshire, the Tough Mudder event is a hardcore 12 mile obstacle course designed by the Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. The Tough Mudder course will have 12 miles of hills, mud, water, ropes, walls, electric shocks, and of course, fire – Oh my god, what have I signed up for!?
More Info: http://toughmudder.co.uk/events/north-west/
I know that this is a challenging time for all of us, so I won’t keep hounding you for your money, but if you feel that you can assist me in any way with raising money for a very worthy cause, I’d be most grateful if you could find the time to click on the ‘Donate’ button on my justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Raver2012
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you
Edited by Bald-A-Rooney - 25/January/2012 at 7:41am