London Landmarks Half Marathon 2018
Our First challenge of 2018 is to run the first ever London Landmarks Half Marathon. Myself and my mate Steph ran in memory of Theo. I have run a marathon before, but I really struggled with an injury I gained from that race, so I was really starting again.
At the start of the race I was panicking, scared and anxious. I had only done 3 weeks of proper training and I had injured my back at work a week before the race. 5,4,3,2,1 and we was off I have never been able to run for more than a few minutes without stopping... after 1 Mile, 2 miles I was screaming to Rob and so happy with myself we actually made it to 4.5 miles without walking. There was some hard times during the race where I just wanted to give up, but Rob spurred me on and hearing Rob talk about Theo to the other runners along the way, just made me run that little bit more. At mile 9 Kate and Elsie were there to cheer us on. I got so emotional when I saw them and could of easily cried, somehow managed to power on and crossed the finished line in 2hr:36 if it wasn’t for Rob I would still be trying to cross the finish line now.
I’m so happy to of raised over £1,000 for Tommy’s Baby Charity in Theo’s memory. I managed to find a new love for running, met some amazing inspiring people and remember a very precious little boy. So London Landmarks 2019 Im coming for you.
My training was very hit and miss for this half, I take my hat off to everyone that trains with family and work commitments. I decided to help Steph with the race rather than push for a PB which in some ways meant I probably enjoyed the race more. It was an amazing atmosphere, the crowds and entertainment that was by the side of the roads really made it a great day. I cannot wait to return with a bigger run crew in 2019. I raised just over £1,500 for the hospital that will go into the Paris pot
Northampton to Paris
Northampton General Hospital to Paris 2018
I wanted to do something bigger than the marathon, I have seen a lot of people do the London to Paris cycling challenge and wanted to do it with a more personal touch. So have decided to cycle from the hospital that looked after Theo and Kate so well. On Wednesday 8th August we will begin the biggest challenge we ever have done.
We did it! Sadly I (Theos daddy) hurt myself on the lead up to the challenge and only completed the first day and a bit of the last day, totally gutted that i couldn't do the whole thing but my team where amazing and battled the wind, rain and tough miles to complete it.
We raised £20,673.75 for Northampton General Hospital which has brought a machine called a criticool which is used to save babies born with brain damage.
We had over £6,000 left to which we we are donating to start a fund to make a garden for mothers and their babis to go while they stay at the hospital, we will keep you posted on that