11 Pipers Piping

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11 days down, only 1 to go! 53.4 miles down, only 6.6 to go!


I can’t believe I only have one day left to run. Today’s was a lovely 2.5 miles from my home to the pipe stall in Durham Market. My support today was Ross, Val and my mate Miller. Thanks again guys! Chris (Miller) had planned to run the 2.5 miles on the 7th day but was ill so I was over the moon he could make it today.


Chris will openly admit he’s no runner so I’m delighted he wanted to get involved in my challenge. Both him and Lynne have been really supportive with my challenge so thanks. Chris had done 4 or 5 runs in December to prepare himself for it. I feel really proud of Chris, it would have been easy for him to stay at home and remind himself he’s no runner. So I want to say a special thank-you to him for taking part.


Thanks also to the mystery beeper on the way past Framwellgate Moor! Every beep helps, trust me. Could you also believe that the lady who owned the market stall next to the pipe shop, her son went to Percy Hedley a few years ago. She was delighted to see we were out supporting them today.


Tomorrow is 12 Drummers Drumming and it’s my last day! I’ll be running 6.6 miles from the Drum Industrial Estate to my home. I hope some of you can make it.


Thanks again for the support,


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.


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