What am I doing??
So I have officially been offered a place for the London Marathon 2017 for Head Together, who work with one of my local charities – Mind Kettering.
Head Together is a charity ran by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales (The Royals, Will, Kate and Harry).
It is a fairly new campaign which helps young people, emergency response, homeless charities and unresolved issues around mental health.
Mind is a charity which works all over England and Wales and helps hundreds and hundreds of people every year.
Did you know 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue in their life?
I definitely didn’t until now. And I am sure that this is a cause close to a lot of peoples hearts.
The reasons I am running for this charity is because my close friend works for them and would love to be able to raise lots of money for her and the charity. Also, helping the charity to build awareness of mental health and hoping that I can do this through my blog and the money I raise.
The aim is to raise £3,000 from running the marathon (hopefully more!).
I have been running for a few years now and have previously done a few 10k runs and one half marathon in the past. But by no means anything close to a marathon.
Who doesn’t love a good challenge though…..
If you have run a marathon in the past and have any tips, please comment below!!
I will post on here about how I am getting on with my training and my progress over the next 9 months.
Wish me luck!