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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

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Jul 9, 2019


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.


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!!


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!


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