The Challenge - To run 50 Half Marathons before my 50th Birthday including one in every country in Western Europe

Why am I doing it (The unedited truth)

  1. Willow Burn Hospice needs public fundraising to ensure its very survival. As a Trustee of the Charity I wanted to give something back other than my time. Whatever I do to support them, I will never match the amazing efforts of the staff and volunteers who make the hospice the fantastic place it is.
  2. According to my Children’s Wii fit game I was officially “OBESE”, Children and their games can be so cruel. At the age of 40 and 16 ½ stone I was the ideal weight for my height (if I happen to have been 7 foot tall)
  3. I enjoy running and wanted a challenge
  4. Finally and most importantly, I was drunk, it seemed like a good idea and then it all got so very out of hand……

The Runs already planned

36 - Dublin (August 15)
37 - Sweden (September 15)
38 - Finland (October 15)