Early in 2019 I had to give up my favourite sport, Rugby. This was due to recurring head injuries and, after seeing a neurologist, it made me aware of how easy it is to get a brain injury and how lucky I have been.
So I decided that I wanted to attempt to run the London Marathon and raise money for Headway.
Headway aim to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. They help people across the board with support and knowledge, and aim to raise the awareness of brain injuries and how to prevent them.
I have been training hard but unfortunately, due to Coronavirus the marathon was postponed. I haven’t let this stop me from continuing my training and using my one exercise a day at a safe distance to build up to being able to run a marathon, something I never thought I’d do!
So here it is, not as I expected but it’s here. Marathon day tomorrow!
It’s been a long journey of over 1,500km in training since September and over £2,300 raised for Headway. Early mornings, injuries, lots of cancelled races and the pain on a Sunday afternoon after the long runs – I’ve loved it all. 😅
Tomorrow I’m running the 26.2 miles on a route I’ve created to go past lots of London icons. The Tower of London, Thames Walk, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, MI5 Building, London Eye, Tate Modern, The Globe, The Shard, over Tower Bridge and back to my beloved Victoria Park. 🌳
But most importantly I can’t thank the people that have donated their money to such a fantastic cause enough, it has kept me motivated to keep the training going and is really going to help now more than ever. Charities are going through some of the hardest times at the moment and being able to help one that is very dear to me means so much.
So please if you are able to make a contribution to this charity or any charity at this time please do. 🙏🏻