As the end of 2019 approached I was thinking about setting some goals for the year ahead. Having taken up running earlier in the year, I was keen to come up with a way to motivate myself for the year ahead and ensure I stick with it. Running 1000km in 2020 seemed like a challenging but achievable target for me, and to make double sure that I don’t give up half way through I decided to take on this personal challenge in support of Education for the Children.
EFTC is an international NGO that operates the School of Hope in Jocotenango, Guatemala, where two thirds of the population live on less than £1.50 a day and 80% of children will never attend high school. I was introduced to the fantastic work that they do through colleagues and have since begun sponsoring a child’s education but still wanted to do more. With that in mind I’m aiming to raise at least £1 for every kilometre I run. And, if I fail to meet the 1000km target this year (although very unlikely!), I will commit to making up the difference in £s myself! As of today (January 4th) I’m 11km in so just a measly 989km to go – no sweat!
If you’d like to keep up with my progress throughout the year please do follow the blog, and more importantly please consider donating to EFTC through my Virgin Money Giving page (link below) to support their incredible work.
Wish me luck!