…and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun. Great lyrics from John Lennon and I thought it would be a great start for my 12 Days of Christmas summary. +
With my challenge complete, I was delighted to see the local papers had taken an interest in my challenge again. +
12 days and 60 miles done!
It was my last run today and we completed 6.6 miles from the Drum Industrial Estate to my home to celebrate 12 Drummers Drumming. A very big thank-you again to John, Peter, Ross, Martin and Stephen for supporting me. Also thanks to Miller who joined us halfway. +
Couldn’t believe my eyes went I saw this on our doorstep mat this afternoon! Utterly amazing and I’m so grateful to the Durham Advertiser for featuring my story on the cover. +
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. +
10 days down, 2 to go! 50.9 miles down, 9.1 to go!
I now have single figure miles to run and what a great feeling it is. Todays run was tough, very tough. Martin was fantastic today, he kept me going. I forgot how many banks were involved in this run and it sucks the energy out of you. We made our way to Lord Hire Centre in Durham to celebrate 10 Lords Leaping. We got our photo taken and then had to make our way back! +
I mentioned on the 8th day we were greeted by family, friends and a press photographer. The shots taken were for the Durham Times and the Northern Echo. It’s fantastic to get exposure in my local newspaper and it’s already helped raise even more money for Percy Hedley today. +
9 days down, 3 to go! 44.7 miles down, 15.3 to go!
This morning I made my way to Studio 12 in Langley Moor to celebrate 9 Ladies Dancing. I was again joined by supporting runners in Paul and Martin. Thank-you guys for the support, you are awesome! +
8 days down, 4 to go! 40.8 miles down, 19.2 to go! After todays mileage I certainly feel like I’m getting there!
Today was a day I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading since I set the challenge. To be totally honest, the run was great. Great until we hit the bank in Lanchester. It was an absolute killer. I thought the bank up to Broom House Farm was bad but this was harder. I felt like I was running on the spot for about half an hour! +
7 days down, 5 to go! 31.3 miles down, 28.7 to go!
7 Swans-a-Swimming today so we made our way to the Swan and Three Cygnets pub in Durham. For a nice cold pint obviously! Distance was only 2.5 miles but with the wind and my legs all stiff, it was tougher than I thought. Thanks to Ross, Paul, John and Peter for supporting again. These guys have all been fantastic. Unfortunately Chris couldn’t make it today but we’re both hoping he’ll be fit for the 11th day. +