Whilst David Walliams’ Sport Relief team had a satellite van, executive coaches, support vehicles, a pacemaker next to them as they cycled and motorcycle outriders to assist them on their recent journey, I’m going to be doing the whole thing solo and unsupported. I’ve still not truly convinced myself whether this was a sensible idea or not, but on the bright side at least I won’t be staring at the back of someone’s arse for the best part of two weeks!
As I make my way up England’s green and pleasant land (taking in bits of Wales on the way) and through Scotland’s Lochs and Highlands I’m hoping to raise some money for The Stroke Association.
My Nan suffered from a stroke whilst on the way to Cromer for a family outing on 30th May 2007 and, after seeing the affect that it has had both on her and on family life, I truly believe it’s a cause that’s worth supporting.
Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. Of all people who suffer from a stroke, about a third are likely to die within the first ten days, about a third are likely to make a recovery within one month and about a third are likely to be left disabled and needing rehabilitation. Stroke has a greater disability impact than any other medical condition. A quarter of a million people are living with long-term disability as a result of stroke in the UK.
You can sponsor my End-to-End efforts here: http://www.justgiving.com/onemanandlejog
I’m intending to update this blog daily with details of my progress. Please do contribute using the ‘Comment’ option at the end of each update. Your words could be the inspiration I need to drag myself through one of the miles the next day!