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Mike Douglas

Running 500k in 2019

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]I did it! [/p][p]Thank you to everyone who has donated, we are super close to the target of £250![/p][p]Facebook - £15[/p][p]Virgin Money Giving - £235[/p][p]———-[/p][p]Current Running Update (31-12-19)[/p][p]Done - 314.65 miles [/p][p]Still to go - 0 miles[/p][p]----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p]Dec - 50+ miles [/p][p]Nov - 46.49 miles[/p][p]Oct - 33.35 miles[/p][p]Sept - 44.38 miles[/p][p]Aug - 20.25 miles[/p][p]July - 42.45 miles[/p][p]June - 37.62 miles[/p][p]May - 22.67 miles[/p][p]April - 2.3 miles[/p][p]Mar - 7.1 miles[/p][p]Feb - 0 miles[/p][p]Jan - 7.56 miles[/p][p]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p]Pretty sure this is a stupid idea, but in 2019 I will be taking on a virtual running challenge to complete 500k or 311 miles.[/p][p]I have already signed up for RED January, Great South Run and will be taking part in both Hayling Billy 5 and Havant Park Run. There will have to be a few others too. This is a bad idea isn't it?![/p][p]I'm raising funds for National Mind and my local Havant & East Hants Mind. [/p][p][br][/p][p]---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/p][p]This is a personal challenge, yes its physical but its about a lot more. As some of you know I have struggled with my mental health for a few years now and there continues to be ups and downs. My physical health has taken a drop in the last 18-24 months. That maybe partly because: I have had to focus on my mental health, I've been tired from the stresses that have come with that, I lost value in myself and my self worth, I haven't tried or wanted to try harder, and I am sure for many more reasons. [/p][p]However, good things have happened too. I became happier with myself. I found love again. I have built on relationships started online and met some awesome people. I have been part of campaigns and challenged myself to be more honest with... myself. [/p][p]I am not where I want to be, but I am also not at the start. There will be crappy days ahead and adding this physical challenge to my life will, if nothing else, give me some great metaphors to use in future. [/p][p]If I raise a bit of money too that would be cool I guess. [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2019


Jan 4, 2020

Jeremy Hicks

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jan 4, 2020


Jan 3, 2020

Sue & Mike x

Great achievement Mike!

Jan 3, 2020



Jan 2, 2020

The Stevenson's

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Dec 31, 2019

Ally and Matt

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 18, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2019


Great work Mike

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2019


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid