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Jack's Running Challenge

This is my 2019 running challenge for Mind because People deserve better

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Mind

We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

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Story

In September 2018, I decided to make some healthy lifestyle changes... and joined a Redway Runner's beginner group and set out to change some unhealthy life routines. My main goal was to enjoy running for the first time in my life. It worked. In the spirit of overambition, I decided to set about finding myself a suitabily difficult challenge. 

The Challenge

In 2019, I am going to complete the following running challenges:

13th February - Chase the Moon 10km (Olympic Park)
3rd March - Run For Chocolate 10km
17th March - MK Festival of Running 10km
13th April - Richmond Park 10km
5th May - MK Rocket 5km
6th May - Milton Keynes Marathon Relay
19th May - Great Manchester Run (Half Marathon)
26th May - Mercedes BENZ Workd 10km
29th May - Chase The Sun - Wimbledon 10km
20th June - Cattle Creep 10km
21st June - Luton Airport Runway 5km (3:30am start) 
21st July - Run Norwich 10km
1st September - Bedford Half Marathon
4th September - Silverstone 10km
8th September- Draycote 20 Miles
*29th September - The Berlin Marathon*
12th October - Salcey Forest-10km
13th October - Manchester Half?
31st Oct - Cattle Creepy 10km
8th December - MK Winter Half 

15th March - MK Festival of Running 10km (My first repeat race)
2020 - Reading Half Marathon


Needless to say, the Berlin Marathon is the main event. 

I am aiming to raise £2620 (See what I did there)

Thank you for taking the time to have a read. 

So why Mind?
Mental health affects 1 in 4 people in the UK each year.

Suicide is currently the leading cause of death for males aged 20 - 49 with a staggering 5821 deaths in 2017 (75% of which were men).

Working in school, it is clear that the mental health of our young people is becoming increasingly fragile and support services are not always available to those who need the most.

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