The Also Rans

Over the past couple of months I’ve taken part in some other runs that deserve a little shout-out.

30th Anniversary Star Trek The Next Generation Run

First up was the 30th Anniversary Star Trek The Next Generation Run hosted by Full Medal Runs

The qualifying run had to be of 10k distance or more in the month of September. I don’t often do virtual races but when I do it’s often linked to something that interests me and there’s not much of a greater hook for me than Star Trek and specifically The Next Generation version.

The medal took a bit longer to arrive than I would have liked but this was due to a supplier issue that was out of Full Medal Runs’ hands.

But when it did arrive it was definitely worth the wait.


Baby Loss and Sudden Infant Death Awareness 5K and 10K

The next run was one that I’d actually organised. This one was to coincide with Baby Loss and Sudden Infant Death awareness week between the 9th and 15th of October. The money raised would go towards Kicks Count and Tommy’s. The runs themselves could take place on and around the 9th to 15th of October and people could also join in with the many group runs that were taking part throughout the week. Overall we raised £1059 to share between both charities. I really enjoyed putting the event on and learned a few things in the process that I can put to good use for hosting the event again in 2018.


Carlisle Santa Dash

Finally, my last run of the year was the Carlisle Santa Dash. This event was organised by local groups Sport In ActionCarlisle Tri Club and DH Runners. I took part in the 2k fun run with both of my children and the city centre was awash with running Santa’s young and old some of whom were taking part in the fun run while others had taken part in the earlier 5k. The event raised £8,254 which exceeded last year’s amount and that tally is still set to rise. Local charities Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw will no doubt be able to put the money to great use.




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