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Old 12-09-15, 02:33 PM   #1
joshcunnington
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Default Manchester Marathon

Right, I've had a moment of madness..

I have just registered for the Manchester Marathon on 10th April 2016.

I thought 'it's your fifth year fundraising, step it up a gear' and boy have I!

So, My names Josh, I am 20 and HD runs through my family. My mother aunt and late grandad are the current victims and i want to do my utmost to find a cure.

I'm pretty out of shape at the minute.. so this is going to be possibly one of the hardest things I have done. Im planning on doing video blog when i start training on Tuesday - Add me on Facebook to follow my updates/progress - Josh Cunnington.

If anyone has any hints/tips that's be greatly appreciated especially on diet and training! My Justgiving page is below :)

https://www.justgiving.com/Josh-CunningtonHDMarathon
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Old 13-09-15, 08:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Manchester Marathon

Hi Josh,
Sorry to hear that so many of your family are affected.
Well done with your ambitious marathon plan, I can't offer any advice but wish you best of luck.
Will say hi to you on FB too.
Stuart

Just checked FB and neither the follow or friend options are available to me.
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Old 13-09-15, 11:49 PM   #3
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Right, I've had a moment of madness..

I have just registered for the Manchester Marathon on 10th April 2016.

I thought 'it's your fifth year fundraising, step it up a gear' and boy have I!

So, My names Josh, I am 20 and HD runs through my family. My mother aunt and late grandad are the current victims and i want to do my utmost to find a cure.

I'm pretty out of shape at the minute.. so this is going to be possibly one of the hardest things I have done. Im planning on doing video blog when i start training on Tuesday - Add me on Facebook to follow my updates/progress - Josh Cunnington.

If anyone has any hints/tips that's be greatly appreciated especially on diet and training! My Justgiving page is below :)

https://www.justgiving.com/Josh-CunningtonHDMarathon
Hi Josh

I'm not a runner myself but a guy called Kris King ran numerous marathons in his fundraising venture called coast hunting for a cure. He is currently in Africa trying to break the record for running up Mt Kilimanjaro. He is fundraising for a relatively new charity called Phils Kids. He may be able to give you some tips / help.
Good Luck with it xx
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Old 14-09-15, 09:22 AM   #4
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Default Re: Manchester Marathon

Good for you Josh.....I'm no good at running...strangely I am fine on a treadmill (memo to self: use it more, it's sat in the garage gathering dust) but actually outside I don't seem to be able to...strange. I guess the thing is you must go for little runs every day, and gradually increase the distant to build up your stamina. Wear comfortable shoes, keep hydrated, and don't have music blasting in your ears coz you need to be aware of cars and whatnot = stay safe. Any friends that could join you, for encouragement, or a local running club?? Good luck....twinkle toes....
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