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2 down, 10 to go! 10.3 miles down, 49.7 to go!


I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas? We sure did. Loads of food, surrounded by family and Santa was kind, very kind. I’ll remember Adam’s face forever. He was so happy and excited, it was magical. This is what being a parent and what Christmas is all about.


Massive thanks to Stephen M today for braving the cold, the rain and the killer hill up to Broom House Farm. To be honest, it was a great run, even the hill. We had good conversation along the way which always helps. Stephen also updated his blog today and he had some very wise words. As tough as the run was this morning, it’s nothing compared to the challenges some people face on a daily basis. He’s absolutely right. I remember struggling up a slight hill a few months ago and I saw a guy in a wheelchair. I thought to myself “He would do anything to be able to run or even walk” so I literally ran up the hill. You shouldn’t take anything for granted and always appreciated what you have.


I had more good news today, Stephen has agreed to do the Lanchester Dairies run with me among other runs. It was really important for me to find a supporting runner for this day. The furthest I’ve ran this year is 7.5 miles so this is fantastic news. I’m actually looking forward to the run now!


Big thanks to Stephen D for the lift home again today. He’s been an absolute star these last few days and he also took the great photo above.


I’m at Saltwell Park tomorrow for a 5k. They have ‘Pets Corner’ which contains 3 French Hens.


Thanks for reading and 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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