A Humbling Experience!


Hey everyone I hope you all enjoyed the cracking Bank Holiday weather! It is exciting times at Fordy Runs with the summer events about to kick off in two weeks with the Hackney Half! It is going to be a very busy summer! If you haven’t yet had the chance to get over to Facebook and join the Fordy Runs Group please do. I go to most of my races alone and I am randomly picking on people to talk to at the start line so I thought to myself wouldn’t it be cool if there was a place we could all share what events/races we have coming up? If we are flying solo to an event maybe we could meet up with those runners we have got to know via Facebook? So I set up this little running community to hopefully establish a place where fellow runners can join and get to know other runners that are taking part in the same events/races. That is the plan also to help each other out with support, ideas and some good old fashioned banter! It has been humbling already to see the group organically growing and seeing friendships being formed. There are many running groups on Facebook and some of the them are very large so I really want our little community to maintain that personal/family feel where everyone is rooting for each other! The other experience that has left me extremely humbled is the amount of sponsorship money people donated during my London Marathon journey. We ended up raising £2,374.20 for the Leonard Cheshire Charity which is truly outstanding! I wanted to take the time to thank EVERYONE that sponsored me and helped me raise that money which will make a huge difference to many disabled people in the UK and around the world. A special thank you to some people who went above and beyond. Firstly my wife who helped raise a lot of money and for putting up with my training! Then my parents and in-laws who really worked hard raising sponsorship money. Thanks to Nicole at Mayhem Theatre who put on the Daddy Dance Day for free. Thanks to the Thorpe Bay ladies for their support and finally thanks to all my friends and family who parted with their money it made a real difference to me when I was overheating in the hottest London Marathon ever, it got me across the line! So that is the end of one challenge and we move onto the next. It is important to keep challenging yourself and I am looking forward to this summer of breaking PB’s and hopefully seeing the continued growth of Fordy Runs! I hated every minute of training, but I said ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’ - Muhammad Ali Fordy

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