***Edit 01 Sep 2020***
Lock down happened and I did the opposite of doubling down on my training. Running went out the window and my appreciation for charities like TLP became that much more real! I will now be doing a super plod around the third and final Marathon of my PhD! Any and all donations are so welcome and very much appreciated. Thanks all!
The 2020km in 2020 is looking more likely to become a 2021km in 2021. Onwards and a challenge for another time!
Back at it again, a little late to the game this time around. I am fast approaching entry into the 3rd year of my PhD and with that my 3rd marathon. I will be running the Milton Keynes Marathon at the start of May, with a very shiny friend! I will also be pushing myself to run 2020km within the year, a challenge I realistically may not complete, but I will give it a very hearty attempt! I do not consider myself a runner, although I very much enjoy the mental health benefits of getting out and getting active. As someone who has tackled personal mental health problems, I recognise how crucial having support has been. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have been surrounded by incredible family, friends and professional support networks, networks that sadly not everyone has access to. Whilst taking on my 2020 year of running, I would love to raise £££ for the fantastic charity, The Listening Place (https://listeningplace.org.uk/). TLP does wonderful work providing support to those who feel life is no longer worth living. Please give whatever you can, no amount is too small. All contributions are very much appreciated. Thank you in advance. When you make your donation through Givey, the Charity receives 100% of the donation. Your details are safe with Givey and donating is completely secure. Whatsmore, they never share your email address with any third parties except the Charity you donate to.