“When I first decided to undertake the 100k in May challenge for One in Four, I seriously doubted my ability to make up the numbers within the month. As a non-runner, a non-‘tough mudder’ and a fairly consistent gym-skipper, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. 

At times the challenge felt uncomfortable and exposing; both emotionally by sharing my journey with friends and family, asking them to believe in and support me. And physically, by pounding around my neighbourhood in runners that were more used to be laced up to go to Spar for munchies. 

It has been demanding and tiring, challenging, and frustrating. There have been days of vulnerability, fear, satisfaction, pride. A range of emotions which I’m sure mirror the landscape most of us are experiencing during Lockdown. 

However, I found that the support I received from everybody who has shared and donated to the fundraiser, motivated me every day to lace up and get out. 

After 16 days of running, I reached my target of running 100k in May for One in Four. 

I have decided to keep running for the rest of the month, to try to raise as much vital funds and awareness for One in Four along the way."  

Our clients often come to One in Four to begin their own personal process. One that can seem insurmountable and daunting, making them feel exposed or vulnerable. They seek support, they pause, they reflect, sometimes they fall and stop, they carry on. 

I’ve reached the 100k, but I intend to carry on. Pausing, reflecting and seeking support along the way.” 

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