Well 2015 has arrived. And with it the start of my #24events24months challenge to raise money for the Lullaby Trust in memory of little Matilda Mae who passed away on 2nd Feb 2013 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on safe sleep. They are also committed to supporting research to understand why 600 babies a year die suddenly and unexpectedly in the UK and to find out more about how to prevent these tragic deaths. They campaign tirelessly, lobbying government to keep sudden infant death on the public health agenda. Source.
‘Sudden Infant Death’ is the term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or toddler that is initially unexplained, it also used to be known as ‘cot death’.
This year I through taking on some insane challenges and pushing my limits I hope to raise £2400 for the Lullaby Trust. At the moment the events list consists of
- 3 x marathons
- 1 x 24 hour relay race
- 2 x ‘normal’ 10k races
- 1 x half marathon
- 10 x obstacle/mud races – ranging from 5k to 20 miles!
There are more still to book.
Personally I think my biggest challenge will be the 3 marathons, I didn’t enjoy Edinburgh last year and I know they are a complete mental battle for me in some ways as much as they are a physical challenge. So many people say you find that final 6 miles from somewhere. I didn’t. The only thing that kept me going at Edinburgh was knowing how much money I had raised and the sponsorship that was still coming in. I’m hoping Brighton will mean I have so much support from family and friends in those last miles that I won’t notice how much I’m struggling! Edinburgh wasn’t a good first one to do as the support was so minimal towards the end! Brighton I’m certain will be better, having supported there last year, I have faith!