The Cause

Temple NewsamIf you read my  MarathonMann blog “What a difference a year makes” you will understand what the last 12 months have meant to me, recovering from a heart condition that is curable only with the help of the results of years of research and development.

It’s time to talk about the cause which I am supporting in the London Marathon.  The British Heart Foundation funds research into all kinds of heart decease including heart rhythm problems like mine, and those which can’t yet be treated in the same way.

I am really pleased and grateful that I am able to do things like I did today, run the 4 miles to Temple Newsam, do the 5K parkrun and then run 2 miles to the spa for a sauna and shower.  Without the research that led to the Cardiac Ablation procedure, I would never have been able to do that! (volunteers at Temple Newsam parkrun may recall the time in 2012 when I had to pull out after the first few hundred meters and they kindly looked after me and even gave me a little job so I could be on the volunteer roster!)

Now for the important bit, the link to my JustGiving page which is here.

If you want to read what I wrote from the hospital bed just over a year ago, here are the links to my two blog entires.

Under the knife?

Recovery

 

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Author: richardmann55

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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