To this end I decided to do some video log updates about how the training was progressing as well as the research work carried out by the Foundation. To date there are four video logs on YouTube, one of which includes the site visit to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. This was also a good opportunity to share experiences with other Members of MRF whose lives have been affected by meningitis.
The day of the 10k race was an enjoyable day for all of the family, as it also fell on the first day of the children’s half-term holiday. As a 10k race it also entailed a limited amount of time stood around waiting for dad to cross the finishing line. I was pleased with a time of 46 mins and 48 seconds, having started my Hal Higdon 10k programme with a 45 minute goal. And to date the donations for MRF are just above £700, so a huge thank you to everyone who has shown their support.
As for what’s next, I am looking at some half marathons for the autumn time to see if I can carry over the 10k training to the longer distance, and then, if all goes well, perhaps a marathon next year.
Through Emma I’ll always keep the connection with MRF and will try to help them by raising both donations and awareness whenever I can.
The important work of the Foundation in tackling meningitis was brought home to me by the sad news of the death of the South African tenor, Siphiwo Ntshebe who was chosen by Nelson Mandela to sing at the World Cup. My thoughts are with his family and friends.