Regular readers will know that a few years ago I suffered from a heart rhythm problem called “Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation”, which, to cut a long story short was an erratic heart beat that threatened to cut short my running career. Fortunately, with the help of the very excellent staff at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), I had a successful procedure and I have now been free of any trouble for years.
I therefore take a keen interested in heart related things and I am really supportive of Rothwell Baptist Church (of which I am a member), which wants to provide a community access defibrillator. This is a device which can be accessed via the 999 operator and can be used by any member of the general public, because the machine tells you want to do and even diagnoses the patient. The Church needs to raise £2000 so I have decided to run a sponsored challenge to help.
My challenge is to run 10K each day during June. This is something I have never tried before because I am a great advocate of taking rest days. I feel quite strong and I am quite optimistic that I will complete the challenge. To make things more interesting, I will blog about my adventure each day.
If you want to sponsor me, the link to my JustGiving page is here
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 (NIV)