In February 2023 I will be 50. I am going to try to run 50 miles (non stop) before then.
By way of context, at the time I had this idea (in March 2022) I wasn't running much. The odd 3 mile jog around the lanes was all I was doing. And the furthest I had ever run in my life was about 14 miles. That was 7 years ago, when I was much closer to 40 than 50. So this whole idea is a huge and stretching challenge for me.
My dream is to do this by traveling 50 miles along the Dales Way from Sedbergh to Ilkley. However, that might be difficult to organise so I could choose a different route. While I have until February 2023 to meet my goal, I am aiming to do it in the autumn of 2022.
By way of training, I completed the Swaledale Marathon on June 11th 2022. On July the 9th, I completed a 40-mile "backyard ultra".
I chose this challenge for reasons you can read about on my website.
But I know that a challenge like this might generate some curiosity. And so if you are curious I would love you to support Women's Health Matters, which is a small charity based in Leeds where I work and train.
Any amount you can give will make a difference
£5 - A bus ticket for an asylum seeker to attend group for vital health and wellbeing support
£10 - A girl experiencing domestic abuse to access an intensive support session
£20 - Helps us support a woman in crisis to find safe overnight accommodation
£50 - Provides creche facilities to enable mums experiencing domestic abuse to attend a support group
So, if you want to support me I appreciate that. Send me a nice message.
But what I really want you to do is to click the button to donate to WHM. Everything you give will directly improve the life of somebody who needs help.
Thank you. Peace. Stephen
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About Fifty By Fifty
I am going to try and run 50 miles (non stop) before my fiftieth birthday in February 2023. Actually I am going to try to do it in the summer of 2022, but leaving myself time to try more than once
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