I keep humming the Formula One theme tune and hearing Murray Walker’s voice in my head. Many British greats have raced the Silverstone F1 circuit. Winners include Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard in a McLaren and Damon Hill and Nigel Mansell in a Williams. This weekend I will be taking on the course, in Nike.
I will be in good company. Paralympic champion David Weir will also be at the home of British motor racing this Sunday. Weir smashed the Silverstone course record to win the men’s wheelchair title 12 months ago before going on to claim his sixth London Marathon wheelchair crown and race to four gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. I’m not a professional athlete like Weir. In fact, this is my first official half-marathon, but I do intend to pick up a finisher’s medal! My longest race so far was the 10 mile Great South Run.
2013 Miles in 2013
I am doing 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:
- All miles must be completely self powered (no motors, sails, etc)
- 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.