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Running 5km every day for one year

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[p][b]Update:[/b] Thank you so much for your support. Should you choose to donate, please select the "Add Gift Aid" option where possible as it adds an enormous 25% to your donation at no additional cost to you! I can’t believe the challenge is now complete.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]"I am going to run 5km every day for one year, starting on Sunday 1 July 2018"[/b][/p][p][i]It sounded good when I first said it. I have always known that the debt of kindness must be repaid. [/i][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]5k for £5k [/b][/p][p]In September 2014 my Grandad, Derek Cridge, sadly passed away as a result of lung cancer (caused from asbestos). [url=https://www.somerset-hospice.org.uk/]St. Margaret's Somerset Hospice[/url] provided a level of care and compassion that has stayed with me ever since. I cannot imagine how much harder things would have been without the hospice.[/p][p]I recently met with St. Margaret's to learn their costs of care. I have a breakdown which is allowed to be shared publicly (so ask me if you would like it). During the meeting it became clear that I need to raise approximately £5,000. And thus the [i]5k for £5k[/i] challenge was born.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The challenge[/b][/p][p]Well, you've guessed it! The challenge is to run 5k every day for one year straight (there's no small print). I am not a runner and anyone who knows me will know that. I have ran 5k before and found it tough. Therefore, it's something I feel need to beat - a real challenge. Information on how I will record my progress is in the FAQ section.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The final run[/b][/p][p]Sunday 30 June[/p][p]10am[/p][p]Longrun Meadow, Taunton[/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you in advance for your support, it means the world to me.[/p][p]Ritchie[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Here's where you can follow my progress:[/b][/p][p][url=https://twitter.com/The5kYear]Twitter[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.instagram.com/the5kyear/]Instagram[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.fitbit.com/user/6QFSMZ]Fitbit[/url][/p][p][url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/32301479]Strava[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The one FAQ:[/b][/p][p]Q: How do I know if you have ran the 5k today?[/p][p]A: I will be tracking my progress via Fitbit and Strava GPS, the results will be uploaded automatically every day to the social channels linked above.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Fun facts:[/b][/p][p]First 5k time was 33:43 - current personal best is 22:29[/p][p]In total I will be running 1825km (that is the equivalent of London to Rome)[/p][p]1825km = 1134 miles = 43.25 marathons[/p][p]I have been on the radio 3 times to discuss the challenge[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Largest donations:[/b] [/p][p]Anonymous - £365 (a pound for every day)[/p][p]Business - £300 ([url=https://www.eloquent-technologies.com/]Eloquent Technologies[/url])[/p][p]Person - £200 (Jeremy Gainsford)[/p][p][img][/img][/p]
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Oct 16, 2019

Phil Craske

Cracking effort Ritchie. Well done.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019

Zena Stone

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2019

Imelda

Congratulations Ritchie! Well done for having the motivation and perserverance to complete this year long challenge for such a worthy cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2019

Lor and Symes and Family

Many congratulations. Fab achievement Ritchie. We're sure your grandad was with you every step of the way.

£25.00

Jul 5, 2019

Becky Wright - New Leaf

Big congratulations on your achievement, you have done so well!!! You have also inspired a larger community which creates legacy. Well done you!!

£20.00

Jul 3, 2019

Reu G

Top bloke 👍

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Trevor and Dorothy Dando

Brilliant, well done Ritchie!

£20.00

Jul 1, 2019

Andy Sharman

Congratulations Ritchie! Great effort mate!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Tina Paul

Well done Ritchie, fantastic achievement and fundraiser for a wonderful cause.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Ann Shorthouse

I totally take my hat off to you, Ritchie. I don’t think anyone else I know will ever know dedication and commitment quite like it. A huge well done.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid