Thursday, 10 April 2014

Miles for Missing People Part Two

After Sue Allan’s wonderful post last month on how she is preparing herself for her first ever 10K run for Miles for Missing People, we decided to include another story of somebody who will be running the race. Meet Frans Navarro, who is taking on the 10K challenge…and then some!

“I first heard of Missing People and realised what a great charity they are in 2013. I had never realised that so many people in the UK go missing and was particularly shocked that 140,000 of those are children. I decided to sign up to Miles to do my bit to help. As fitness is part of my job I didn’t feel 10k would really stretch me enough to justify asking for sponsorship. So, in 2013 I decided to run the course twice to make it a distance of 20km. I managed to raise over £100 and really enjoyed the whole thing.

“When my friend asked me to sign up again this year I jumped at the chance to do so but needed a new challenge so I could get sponsorship again. Therefore, I have decided to run just 10k this time but with 100 pounds weight. I’m really looking forward to being involved with the charity again as I love how they support family and friends whose loved ones are missing.”

It is fantastic to hear how people of all abilities are training for our Miles for Missing People 10K challenge on Saturday 17th May. We hope that these posts will show that whether you’re starting running for the first time, or you can already take on 10K runs with your eyes closed (though this perhaps isn’t really advisable!) our event at Clapham Common  is a fantastic opportunity to flex your running and fundraising muscles!   

If you’d like to join in the fun but aren’t sure you’ll be able to manage 10 kilometers this time, there will also be a 3K run, along with a kids’ race too. Feeling inspired to join in the race? 

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