4 Colly Birds

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4 days down, 8 to go! 18.5 miles down, 41.5 to go!


I’m now a third of the way through my challenge and my legs are feeling it. I’m actually surprised as I thought I’d be ok until at least the 6th or 7th day. I could come on here and say everything is cool but that’s not me. I need to soldier on and remind myself of why I’m doing this.


Todays run was great. We had the best turnout so far and I can’t thank the lads enough. They’re all above and from left to right they are: John, Peter, Martin, Me, Brian, Paul, Lee and Stephen. The run was slightly hilly in parts and it was muddy in places. We also had a touch of rain, which I love to be honest! I sound like the weather man don’t I? Haha. Big thanks to Stephen D again for the lift home and the photo. He’s becoming a bit of an expert now. I needed to drop off my car too today because of the number of runners needing a lift home.


On the fundraising front I received some more generous donations today and I’m only a few quid from the big £500. I’m absolutely delighted with this total and dare I say ‘so far.’ Everyone has been fantastic and I just hope I’m not annoying my family and friends too much with the constant updates.


We have 5 Gold Rings tomorrow and it’s a run into Chester-le-Street to Ramsden’s Jewellers. I have one definite supporting runner but hopefully two more.


Thanks again for everything so far,


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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