In just under three months, I'm tackling the London Marathon for Dementia Revolution! The original Clacton date worked well as I could do the marathon and Clacton, but unfortunately they now clash so I'll be in London whilst many are on the Essex coast.
I was not sure I would ever tackle a marathon again, but I feel I have unfinished business with London and I have the opportunity to enter for Dementia Revolution, which is a cause close to my heart, and is the official charity of the London Marathon.
As part of my training, I'm doing the London Landmarks Half Marathon (13.1 miles) at the end of March (no motorsport date clashes for me!) followed by the Virgin Money London Marathon (26.2 miles) at the end of April. I’ve also entered the Vitality 10km in London in May, so plenty to keep me busy and on my feet!
With dementia affecting both sides of my family, it's a cause close to my heart so all sponsorship is very welcome and appreciated. Dementia is a cruel and horrible disease, and Dementia Revolution is a collaboration between the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise funds and awareness as there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure dementia.
I learnt a lot in 2018 by tackling the Marathon, and this year I started cross-training three times a week back in August (before I had a place!), and since January this year I have been training five times a week. It's amazing what you can fit in once you put your mind to it, but if there's any support you can offer, I'll hugely appreciate it please! It’s still not an easy challenge at all but one that’s definitely worth it.
The link to my sponsorship page is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SuzeEndean and once again I'm blogging at www.suzeeendean.co.uk
£30 powers an hour of cutting edge microscopy, to uncover the causes of dementia.
£100 pays for essential flasks and kits, to keep experiments running.
£500 helps to fund state of the art brain scans to reveal clues to dementia.
£1000 pays for specialist chemicals, to understand what goes wrong in Alzheimer's and other dementias and how we can stop it.
Thanks in advance for all the support and many thanks to those who have sponsored me so far.