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As the weather gets colder and most of us are thinking about relaxing by a warm fire, Kim has been outside in all weathers, ticking off the miles on her Lands End to John O’Groats running challenge.
She is completing the gruelling 1,084-mile trek in her home county of Wiltshire and is virtually visiting all the iconic landmarks along the way including Stonehenge and Edinburgh Castle.
Kim is a very keen runner and has set her sights on the ambitious target of completing the challenge in just six months and raising £3,000 for Silverlining, a charity close to her heart.
Commenting on the task ahead, Kim says:
“This is an awesome challenge that will undoubtedly keep me fit and healthy, particularly during these uncertain times. I wanted to raise funds for the Silverlining brain injury charity for their unrelenting energy, creativity, and willingness to push boundaries for families dealing with the reality of coping with a serious brain injury. They make it possible for brain injury survivors and their families to access so many activities that perhaps some may have thought were impossible.”
Kim is planning on keeping her friends, family, colleagues, and supporters up to date with her running progress by using the video app Zoom to broadcast her runs and take part in post-run chats.
An app on her mobile phone will track her virtual journey along the length of Great Britain and send fun postcards of the top tourist attractions she ‘visits’ as she clocks up the mileage at each stage.
If you would like to support Kim’s challenge and make a donation, no matter how small, to Silverlining, the brain injury charity please visit Kim’s donation page.
We wish Kim the very best of luck in this difficult but rewarding challenge!
9th November – Durdle Door
17th October – Plymouth
12th October – Eden’s Project
5th October – St Michael’s Mount
3rd October – Lands End