Date of the event: Sunday, 3 April 2022
When I entered the Cambridge Half Marathon last year, I had no idea that the event would have two separate but connected outcomes.
Firstly, whilst running the half in Cambridge I became aware of lots of ‘Something to Look Forward To’ runners around me with a dedication to Fiona Coldron on the back. It had been several years since I had seen Andy and Fiona and, although I knew she had been unwell again, I was unaware that she had sadly died in February 2021. I can remember them talking about the charity in the early days and I am completely in awe of how it has blossomed and successfully delivers much needed joy to so many people.
Secondly, I loved the half marathon experience so much it gave me the confidence to enter a whole marathon and so I am running the Manchester Marathon on 3rd April 2022 and once that decision was made I had no hesitation in deciding which good cause I wanted to support.
‘Something to Look Forward To’ is a small national charity that helps provide people with cancer and/or their carers with something special, be that a dinner, an evening away, paragliding or racing a car. Whatever it is, it might provide a bit of fun for people suffering or for those supporting and caring for them.
So, I would be really grateful if you are able to support this inspirational charity’s work and give me an added incentive to get round those 26.2 Mancunian miles.