Nick and Kenz attempt the possible

Nick and Kenza Hayles and Barton
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Team story

[p]In spring 2019, as a cohort of sorry looking people dragged themselves through Reading in some surprising mid-spring heat, we both initially stood feeling pretty smug; extremely content not to be trailing along with trudging masses. Having both had disheartening experiences with injury whilst 'distance' running a few years earlier, we were all too well reminded of the pain and anguish etched on the faces of those completing the final miles, before the sanctum of the relatively spectacular stadium finish that the Reading Half provides.[/p][p]It was not until we were in the Madjeski, watching the sprint finishes and hearing the thousands cheer every last runner through the final 50 metres, that a flippant discussion commenced about once again mounting the Half-marathon bandwagon. By the time a four-person troupe in a Rhino costume had got over the line (in a very respectable time), we had gone full circle.[/p][p]It was quickly agreed that anything competitive was well beyond us, both being *well* into (1 and 4 months, respectively) our thirties come April 2020 - but that one last go, together, could be a fitting swansong to all timed running ventures for us both. [/p][p]And a final discussion about making the whole adventure in aid of charity set the whole thing in stone...[/p][p]Neither of us have ever individually fund raised for charity, mainly as we felt those that do are usually driven by an event or illness to a person they are close to. As of the summer of 2018, neither of us had experienced what that had really felt like but were suddenly all too aware of the wide reaching effect a diagnosis, such as Liz's, has on so many people - not at least herself. Having spent such joyous time around Liz and her nearest and dearest merely weeks following that darkest of news - in which Nick was bestowed the honour of a lifetime by officiating Liz and Jack's second marriage ceremony - we agreed that if her reaction, and that of those closest to her, was not incentive enough to do something ourselves - then nothing would be![/p][p]We have never felt more compelled to achieve a feat - which we appreciate isn't everyone's Everest by the way - in the name of charity and for Liz's amazing research fund.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]OCTOBER 2021 UPDATE[/u][/b][/p][p]After much delay, Kenza and I will finally be running the Reading Half on [b]Sunday 7th November![/b][/p][p]Even better news, Jack Clarke-Saul will be shaking off his weary legs from his recent London Marathon ventures to totter round with us![/p][p]After a long pause, we are well on our way to the original target and we want to thank everyone who has given so, so generously - we are really, truly appreciative.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Nov 23, 2021


Well done Nick. Love from Jack's mum and dad/


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Nov 8, 2021



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Nov 7, 2021



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Nov 7, 2021

Lesley and Jeremy

Thank you both so much for your efforts


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Apr 7, 2020



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Feb 14, 2020

Family Thorogood

Good luck Nick and Kenz! Go smash it! Love Team Thorogood xxx


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Feb 4, 2020



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Feb 4, 2020



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Feb 4, 2020



Feb 4, 2020

Son Goku

Go go Power KeNickZ


Nick and Kenza Hayles and Barton

Nick and Kenza Hayles and Barton

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