Running for Good

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I came across a fitness blog the other day and I got a mention!


Tina Reale runs Best Body Fitness and she has a Saturday Shares page. If you scroll down to the heading ‘Reflect & Grow’ you’ll see next to ‘Use running for good?’ is my charity Christmas challenge. How nice is that? It’s great to see so many people supporting this challenge. The obvious aim of it all is to raise money for Percy Hedley but it seems to be developing into more than that.


People who are running with me are saying things like “It’ll help me keep myself fit over Christmas too.” This is great to hear. I feel like this is no longer just a charity challenge, it’s an event that’s starting to inspire other people. My friend Stephen is running some of the days with me and he tweeted me last night for some motivation. He also tweeted me after the Christening on Sunday to say “Enjoyed the fitness chat! #Inspired.” This is like music to my ears. I know deep down that my Wife gets sick of me going on about health and fitness so it’s great to hear comments like this from friends.


Stephen is Godparent to James and I’m Godparent to Matthew. The Miller twins as we like to call them! I’m sure Stephen will agree with my next statement that if I could teach both of these boys three things it would be the three H’s – Health, happiness and Honesty. I believe if you are honest with yourself and others and you are healthy, happiness will follow naturally.




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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