This post is slightly off piste for me but I wanted to let you guys know about the 1st in a series of challenges I’ve got planned for 2019 and whilst it’s not strictly a running post, the training that I’ll need to put in to complete the other challenges, will go someway in helping me complete this challenge.
So the first thing to mention is that I’m not doing this alone …. no siree, not this bloody time!!. This time, I’ve managed to rope in my Chief Cheerleader / Pit Stop Director and fellow Hero (mwah-ha-ha) so let me formally introduce you all to my wing man, my constant support and fellow marathon man Mr Chris Moy. Chris has agreed to step out of the shadows into the limelight for a few months to join me in a different kind of challenge. To be fair it’s all his fault … kind of!. I happened to mention that I’d like to run for charity next year in the hope that I could find something worthwhile to keep me pounding those streets and he mentioned the charity COPS (Care of Police Survivors). After I’d dug a bit deeper I actually found that bone in my body that carried the long forgotten thing called ’empathy’ and suddenly that teeny-tiny flickering flame sparked back into life. But first! let me tell you about Chris!
Chris is his own worst critic, he’s stubborn, has extremely high standards, plans everything to the nnth degree, has the ability to convince himself that he’s crap at things when in fact he’s really rather brilliant at most things he puts his mind to and he notices everything … and I really do mean EVERYTHING. He’s more supportive than Bridgette Jones’ knickers, he’s a protector, the one person you should always have on your side to fight for you, he’s kind, considerate and will totally kill you with sarcasm… oh! and he’s also run a marathon, raced a train, thrown himself off a cliff, smashed a half marathon trail run and probably a whole load of other stuff that he hasn’t told anyone about because he’s a pretty private person (oops! sorry 🙂 )
…… and to prove how private young Chris is, here are some of his support photos ….
and here is the real McMoy (see what I did there? 😉 )
If I had to climb a mountain in the dark with anyone …. Chris is definitely the only person I’d trust to have my back! oh and did I mention that he also works for The British Transport Police? it’s his passion and dedication to the job that leads us onto this epically awesome challenge for the charity COPS. As a child of a retired Met Police officer, this charity appeals to me, between the 2 of us we’re doing some crazy shit next year but this?! well, this has got to be the icing on the cake.