London 4 Compassion

2000 in 2017


Going the #extramile in 2017

8 Jan 2017


This time of the year can be exciting, with many opportunities and challenges ahead, and 2017 is looking set to deliver – in just 104 days we’ll be standing on the start line of the Virgin Money London Marathon!

Running our first marathon is already proving to be a considerable challenge but we thought we’d go the #extramile and set another goal for the new year. As we’re aiming to raise £2000 for Compassion to build much needed classrooms, we thought we’d pledge to match that and run 2000 miles* in 2017.

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has already donated - we really appreciate it and your support has given us a real boost to complete the challenge ahead … we even enjoyed our New Years day run in the dark and pouring rain :)

Training is going well, although after a couple of months of relatively good weather, the winter is starting to bite. We’ve run on-and-off over the last few years, but it feels so good to be running consistently and seeing our core fitness increase.

One of our challenges has been kit, and especially finding the right shoes … but that might make another blog post in the near future.

Please keep looking at our website, we’ll be adding updates, blog posts, photos and running totals throughout the year. There’s also more information on Compassion, the project to build classrooms and the other incredible work they do.

Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to a great 2017 - 12 months, 2 massive challenges, 1 great cause!

All the best,
Elliot and Phil

*total combined miles run by Elliot and Phil in 2017


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