It’s Quite Ironic

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It’s quite ironic that I should be lying in the RVI, the home of Tiny Lives.


On the 21/12/13, I collapsed while attempting to run 12 parkruns in one day. Lee and I managed a respectable 34 out of 37 miles. I never gave up but unfortunately my legs did.


I’ve been called stupid, crazy and do I regret putting my health at risk?


No I don’t.


Life is full of twists and turns and ups and downs. You don’t get anywhere in life by playing it safe. Sometimes, you need to push the boundaries and see what you’re capable of. I wanted to be put in a place I’ve never been before. I just didn’t think that would be an ambulance and the RVI, haha!


Lee and I can’t thank you all enough for the support leading up to, during and after the challenge. One particular text sticks in my mind “A challenge isn’t a challenge if you complete it and then do more. A real challenge is when you push yourself to the very end.” Well I certainly did that…


This is not how I want to remember this challenge. As you can see from my previous few posts, it was an amazing day for an amazing cause. Lee and I have raised roughly £1300 (with gift aid) for Tiny Lives.


On the 4th of January, Lee and I will run Riverside parkrun to complete the challenge. We hope you can all come to support us and Tiny Lives. I was down but I’m not out.


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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