Bob Howells runs the Brighton Marathon
Hi everyone, it's Brighton Marathon time again this April, and I'm planning to run it again, this time raising money for Riding For The Disabled.
Raising money for
East Park RDA
I'm a driving instructor and I sit all day, so running a marathon is quite a challenge. I started running to get fit and I continued and eventually ran a half marathon. Then I completed a 23 mile charity walk and I thought, if I can walk that far, surely I could run it. How hard could it be? Very hard actually. After injuries and set backs I realised I was not fit enough, and had to pull out. But I learned a lot and I came back better prepared, and last year I completed my first marathon.
This year I was approached by a colleague who told me that Riding For The Disabled were looking for someone to run a marathon, would I be interested? One of the things that impressed me about Brighton was the amount of runners who were running for good causes. It gave all the hard work and training extra purpose, apart from personal satisfaction. This year I was determined to do my bit.
Through personal experience I know several young people who have benefitted from riding, so it was the obvious choice.
Although RDA have a great number of volunteers who freely give their time, it costs a great deal to keep the ponies fit and well cared for.
It's a great cause, please give generously!
Brighton Marathon is a 26.2 mile run through the picturesque streets and along the seafront of Brighton with around 5000 runners starting in Preston Park and ending close to the Palace Pier.
All sorts of people take part, from super fit athletes who will run it at unbelievable speeds, to steadfast plodders like me whose only goal is to finish the course.
Whoever you are the atmosphere is just incredible and the support from the crowd just amazing. Just when you think you can't run another step the enthusiasm from people who have been standing around for hours and are still cheering lifts you and propels you on.
Crossing the finish line and realising that yes, you have actually done it, is one of lifes great experiences.The fatigue just vanishes and makes all those long training runs on cold dark and wet winter days worth it. Try it. You could do it too!
Running / Walking
Event is completed
LocationPreston park Preston Road,
with gift aid: £255.00
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