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Gloucester 10k 2013 - Crossing The Finish LineRegular readers will know that after completing a year without all alcohol in 2012 for Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust I am now attempting to complete 2013 self powered miles by the end of 2013. Although not part of the official rules I have set myself, I am trying to compete in at least 1 formal event each month. Last month I completed the Disney 5k whilst on holiday in Orlando and today was my second race of the year, the Gloucester 10k.

It’s wet and windy out there today, but the show must go on as they say. So with my mum looking after the kids my wife and I headed off early to Gloucester to brave the weather and for me to clock up a few more miles. The result? A personal best by approx 3 minutes with a finish time of 47 mins and 35 seconds. As I sprinted across the finish line I couldn’t help but think that I could have done it quicker too!

Gloucester 10k Personal Best

Personal Best!

2013 Miles in 2013

I am my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as I have been surprised since I started fundraising for the CF Trust just how many people are unaware of this disease and so I hope my efforts will not just raise money, but also awareness of the UK’s most most common life-threatening inherited disease.

The first person to commit to sponsoring my 2013 mile challenge has committed to 1p per mile (£20.13 in total) and this got me thinking. I am hoping that as many as possible of those reading this will commit to do the same and the best thing is, if each person does this on a “pay as you go” type approach all you will need to part with is approx £2 just after each pay day. In January I completed 205.9 miles, so if you can please spare £2.06 to help the Cystic Fibrosis Trust it will be greatly appreciated.

The easiest way to give your sponsorship is to visit my Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/2012-AYearWithoutBeer-CF.

2013 Miles in 2013 – The rules

The rules for my 2013 miles in 2013 challenge are quite simple:

  1. All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
  2. I must be able to evidence all miles, either via GPS or with a picture of any static gym equipment

To complete my 2013 miles I will be running, cycling, rowing and who knows, I might even try a few other self powered methods along the way.