Run for All
In 2009, I was looking for an event which I could be sponsored to do but could raise money for a charity of my choice. I had already completed the Swimathon and Race for Life but they are events where you have to be sponsored for their charities. Don’t get me wrong, they are great charities but I wanted to raise money for SNAPPY as they have done so much for my family over the years and I wanted to give back. I also wanted a bit more of a challenge. While I was looking, I heard about a new run which was being added to the Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All series in York. Great, I could raise money for a charity of my choice! What was even better was that it was in my home city 😀
I have now completed all 6 Run for All 10k events in York, raising over £1,000 for SNAPPY in the process.
Completion Times for Run for All
2009 – 1 hour 14 minutes
2010 – 1 hour 13 minutes
2011 – 1 hour 15 minutes
2012 – 1 hour 17 minutes
2013 – 1:15:10
2014 – 1:08:34
Run for All Event Reports:
Race for Life
I haven’t participated in as many Race for Life events as I would have liked. I ran the first one in 2005 and ran again in 2006. Unfortunately, due to the floods in June 2007, the date was changed and I was working for the re-scheduled date. Due to events and work conspiring against me, I didn’t complete another Race for Life until 2011 when I think I finished in around 37 minutes but for the life of me I can’t remember. I was due to take part last year (2012) but my son’s school had their Open/Parents Evening on the same night so I couldn’t 😦
I can’t remember my finishing times for the previous Races but I think they were all around the 36 to 38 minute mark. I will keep a better record from here on out.
Blog posts about the Race for Life:
2013 – Race for Life 2013
2014 – Race for Life 2014
Great Yorkshire Run
I ran my first Bupa Great Yorkshire Run on 29th September 2013 and I think I’m hooked on that one too.
I finished in a time of 1:09:50. You can read about it here.
I have put events because I plan to do more than one, eventually.
I completed the Royal Family 5k, which is part of the Princess Half Marathon weekend, on 21 February 2014. As it isn’t
a timed event and my watch decided to stop working after about 10 minutes I don’t know how slow we were. I wasn’t going for a time though, we were there for the experience. Not a bad t-shirt and plastic medal for a 5k though. If you would like to read more about the run, there is a short paragraph in my Why Was It Fab post about our Disney World trip.
5 km – 30:49 (Parkrun 12/04/2014)
My son’s 5 km PB is 32.21 (parkrun 19/04/2014)
10 km – 1:08:34 (York 10K 03/08/2014)