British 10k – Running for Charity

IMG_4669This Sunday my colleagues and I will be racing the British 10k in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. A group of us at work have been training since May in preparation for the event.

In previous years, we’d often sign up for 5k charity runs. This year we decided to double our distance! For many in the group, this will be the longest distance they’ve ever run.

I felt slightly responsible for convincing my colleagues to race a 10k so I started a run club at work to get everyone trained up for the race! We train every Monday and it has been amazing seeing individuals improve. I used to coach novice and corporate rowers in University and I forgot how good it feels to pass on knowledge and help others work towards their fitness goals.

We train in a park near work where we are surrounded by green – a good reminder of why we’re doing all this hard work: Macmillan.

With work, training, the blog and MBA Run Club my time often feels stretched… I created the run club as my contribution to the 10k challenge.

If you’d like to support all our efforts and donate towards Macmillan Cancer Support, you can do so at our Just Giving page. All donations gratefully received.

About Macmillan

Macmillan provide advice and information to all people impacted by cancer; whether you are diagnosed or you know someone that has been diagnosed. Macmillan Cancer Support is there to ensure no one has to face cancer alone.

Donations go towards funding healthcare, information and support services, raising awareness as well as learning and development.

About the Event

This isn’t just any ol’ 10k run in the park. Roads will be closed and we will be running by iconic landmarks in Central London which include: The Ritz, St. James’s Palace, Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street, Theatre Royal, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. It’s going to be gooooooood. Nearly 25,000 runners take part each year!

Running FOR CHARITY – a good source of motivation

It’s a win-win. It’s good for you and you’ll be supporting a good cause! If you are looking to get into running but can’t seem to find the motivation – try signing up for a race and fundraising for charity.  It’s a great way to ‘force’ yourself to take ownership and train for the event.

 

5 Day’s until race day! WE ARE MACMILLAN.

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