2.6 Challenge: Week 4 – COMPLETE!

2.6 Challenge: Week 4 – COMPLETE!

I'm so happy! This week I completed my 2.6 challenge! I'm so proud of myself. I started the 2.6 challenge on Sunday 26th April, to raise awareness and funds for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. Like many charities, the Scoliosis Campaign Fund has been affected by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID19. The 2.6 challenge was launched to save the UK’s charities, and the idea is that people can do any challenge associated with the numbers 2 and/or 6. As...Read More
My 2.6 Challenge: Week 3

My 2.6 Challenge: Week 3

I’ve just finished week THREE of my 2.6 Challenge, so I wanted to write a quick blog post to document my runs over the past week. I started the 2.6 challenge on Sunday 26th April, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. Like many charities, the Scoliosis Campaign Fund has been affected by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID19. The 2.6 challenge was launched to save the UK’s charities, and the idea is that people...Read More
My 2.6 Challenge: Week 2

My 2.6 Challenge: Week 2

I've just finished week 2 of my 2.6 Challenge so thought I'd write a blog post to document my runs over the past week. I started the 2.6 challenge on Sunday 26th April, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. Like many charities, the Scoliosis Campaign Fund been affected by the cancellation of fundraising events due to COVID19. The 2.6 challenge was launched to save the UK's charities, and the idea is that people...Read More
My 2.6 Challenge: Week One

My 2.6 Challenge: Week One

This week, on Sunday 26th April, I started my 2.6 challenge, to raise vital funds and awareness of the Scoliosis Campaign Fund. If you are not aware of the 2.6 challenge, basically it is an initiative launched by the organisers of the London Marathon to save the UK's charities. As part of this challenge, I'll be running 2.6 miles, every day, for 26 consecutive days. This week so far, I have ran every day - in rain or shine! Running...Read More
2.6 Challenge and Machu Picchu Trek: UPDATE!

2.6 Challenge and Machu Picchu Trek: UPDATE!

This year marks 10 years since I had life-changing surgery on my spine to correct severe scoliosis. To raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund I was planning on running Manchester Marathon in April this year, as well as completing a charity trek to Machu Picchu in October. As a result of the Coronavirus, the Manchester Marathon has been postponed, although I completed all the training including a 20 mile run just before lockdown! My Machu Picchu trek WILL be...Read More
My 2020 Challenges: Manchester Marathon & Machu Picchu

My 2020 Challenges: Manchester Marathon & Machu Picchu

This year marks 10 years since I had life-changing surgery on my spine to correct my scoliosis. I had scoliosis surgery on July 29th 2010. I’m fused T3 to L3, which basically means that pretty much my whole spine is fused apart from 3 discs at the bottom. Following my surgery, it took me over a year to fully recover and I had to learn the basics again such as walking and getting out of bed. It was a very painful...Read More
Scoliosis Awareness Day 2019: Back the Back Walk

Scoliosis Awareness Day 2019: Back the Back Walk

This Scoliosis Awareness Day (June 30th, 2019) I'm very excited to be taking part in the Back the Back Walk. This is an event organised by Freya, who also has scoliosis, to raise awareness of scoliosis, as well as some much needed funds for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity and Scoliosis Campaign Fund. The RNOH Charity raises money to help the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore provide world-class care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions, and to support the hospital's pioneering...Read More
Wow… I’ve raised £1,420 for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund!

Wow… I’ve raised £1,420 for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund!

Hi everyone, Just a quick post to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who sponsored me for my Great Wall of China Trek. I managed to raise an amazing £1,420 (including gift aid) for the Scoliosis campaign fund!!! My fundraising page is closing tomorrow so if anyone would like to make a last minute donation there’s still time 😊... it means so much to me that I managed to complete the trek and raise so much money for a charity close...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 5 – Badaling section

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 5 – Badaling section

So we're now onto day 5, the final day of the trek and my final post about my Great Wall of China trek for scoliosis. In case you are new to my blog or have missed any posts, I’m blogging about my Great Wall of China trek that I did to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign fund a few weeks ago. If you want to catch up, you can check out my other posts below… Great Wall of China Trek: Day...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek Day 4: Huanghuacheng

Great Wall of China Trek Day 4: Huanghuacheng

Hi everyone, I'm slowly making my way through blogging about my Great Wall of China trek that I did to raise money for the Scoliosis Campaign fund a few weeks ago. If you want to catch up, check out the posts below... Great Wall of China Trek: Day 1 – Jinshanling Loop Great Wall of China Trek: Day 2 – Gubeikou Section Great Wall of China Trek: Day 3 – Mutianyu section By doing this trek, I have managed to...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 3 – Mutianyu section

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 3 – Mutianyu section

Hi everyone, After posting about day 1 and day 2 of my Great Wall of China trek last week, I've finally had chance to sit down and write day 3. It still doesn't feel real like I actually did it! I'm so pleased that by doing this trek I have managed to raise OVER £1,000 for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund! I’m going to leave my sponsor page open for donations until the end of November, so if you’d like to donate and support...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek: Day 1 – Jinshanling Loop

Great Wall of China Trek: Day 1 – Jinshanling Loop

Hi guys! Well I'm back from China and what a fabulous experience it was. I wanted to write a blog post each day I was there but I didn't have my laptop in China and so I thought I'd write a day by day update now I'm back. Overall, I had an amazing time and met some truly inspirational people, who all had personal challenges to overcome. Fitness wise, it was challenging but surprisingly I didn't find it too bad....Read More
My Great Wall of China Trek is Tomorrow!!!

My Great Wall of China Trek is Tomorrow!!!

Hi Just a quick post tonight! I cannot believe that my Great Wall of China trek for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund is tomorrow. I'm so nervous it's unbelievable. I have been packing and stressing tonight and I'm worried that I have forgotten to pack something. I'm also worried about what's to come and because I'm going by myself. Eeek! It's totally outside of my comfort zone. It's also quite exciting though and I'm looking forward to seeing China and pushing...Read More
Great Wall of China Trek – 2 weeks to go!

Great Wall of China Trek – 2 weeks to go!

Hi everyone :) I can't believe my trek on the Great Wall of China for the Scoliosis Campaign Fund is less than 2 weeks away... where is this year going?! If you'd like to sponsor me and help me to raise money for those affected by scoliosis, you can do so here. :) In back related news, I had an MRI scan last week to try and find the cause of my leg numbness. I'm quite worried about this because at the...Read More