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My fundraising for Golden Futures started at the end of July. I really want to help with transition support for the charity, with the money raised going towards this important part of progression for the young people. My first target was to find suitable footwear to help the dreaded blisters. The Rotary Club of Amber Valley kindly supported me with this and so a new pair of Brooks trial shoes were purchased. With the help of Printscene I have a training shirt - over 30 companies, local and from different parts of the world have agreed to support my efforts.
My first challenge was to complete the round Rotherham Walk on the 15th October followed by the Leicester Half Marathon the next day. I made good progress with my walking distances steadily increasing 5 miles on each walk over a period of weeks. On the 23rd September with friends I completed the 25 mile Yorkshire 3 Peak challenge and then with the support of the team that are 'Boots & Blogs' a 50 mile walk was ticked off on the 30th September in 13 hrs and 50 mins.
From the outset I have been determined to do the training needed to complete my main fundraising challenges. It was a very early start and late finish but I completed the Rotherham walk on the 14th October within the target time of 16 hours. This has now given me the right to enter a 100 walk if I fancy!
Up with surprisingly fresh legs I headed to Leicester the next morning to run their half marathon. #completed So the fundraising total stands at just under £1650.00, #grateful - and now I am focused on completing my other two challenges, the 2018 London Marathon in April and the 85 mile Isle of Man Parish Walk in June.
The training continues, steady increases to the distances should ensure that my prep leaves me in good place. I hope!
Thanks for all the support