Cavendish Guest Blog: Mark’s 2015 in 2015
July 6, 2015
Cavendish supporter, Mark Green, is running a whopping 2015 miles for us in 2015! We’re sure you’ll agree that’s quite some distance… here he tells us why:
Running 2,015 miles in 2015? I must be mad!
I only took up running 18 months ago as a way to keep fit, and last December I thought to myself: ‘Well, I might as well use it to do a bit of good.’
I chose to support Cavendish Cancer Care in memory of a friend’s mum; she used the service. It’s a great local charity that does so much to support people with cancer and their families. Running 2,015 miles feels like I’m doing my bit to keep its Centre open for the people who need it.
I’m doing a combination of organised runs – five and ten kilometres – and banking the runs that I’ve done in my own time to reach my goal. I use a website which tells me how many miles I need to run every day, and I log my runs there. I like to have a few hours ‘in the bank’ so I can give myself a break whenever I go on holiday. At the moment I’m on 1060 miles, which is 60 miles over my current target!
It hasn’t always been easy; I’ve been plagued in the past few weeks by fluid on my knee. But I’ve tried my hardest to keep going. My favourite run so far has been over The Snake Pass in the Peak District. It was closed when I ran it, so it was a little eerie, but absolutely beautiful.
Running isn’t just helping me do something great for charity; it’s keeping me fit and I’ve also lost a fair bit of weight. I’m going to be doing the Sheffield Together 10k run for Cavendish in November, and I can’t wait. I’ll be finishing my 2,015 miles at the Percy Pud 10k in Loxley on December 6th, and I’m hoping that lots of my family and friends will be there to cheer me on!
I really appreciate any support at all- you can follow my progress on my Facebook page and donate on my JustGiving site.