Sensei Alex: Man vs Lakes Charity Run

Man vs Lakes

Ouss everyone! On 9th July 2016, I will be taking part in Man vs Lakes to raise money for children’s charity Sparks.

This is a marathon like no other and just so you all are aware of just how gruelling a task I have ahead of me (and hopefully sympathise enough with me to donate a small amount of your hard earned money) I have posted an description below:

‘This 26.2 mile race is like nothing you will have experienced. You will enter the Lake District by striking out with an audacious and surreal crossing of the quicksands of Morecambe Bay, before plunging north through mountainous country on a roller-coaster running route that brings you to the foot of England’s most famous Lake. A shore-to-shore crossing of Windermere at its narrowest point will set the stage for what is yet to come: Proceeding higher into the hills and forests of the area and immersing yourself into the Lake itself, tackling short wades, swims,* slides, jumps and an amazingly bold floating assault course. A trademark Man Vs “Vertical Kilometre” will push those quads to breaking point and help to rack up a whopping 3000ft of ascent before you psych yourself up for a “Swallows and Amazons” rope swing suspended from a crane chucking you into the drink.’

As easy as a walk in the park right…?

Before you think I am too mad, I will be running this race for a very good reason. As mentioned, I will be raising money for the children’s charity Sparks. Sparks raise money to fund pioneering children’s medical research. 1 in 30 children in the UK is born every day with a condition that may affect them for life.

Sparks supports clinicians and scientists who have the skills, innovation, and passion to improve children’s lives forever. Since 1991, we have funded more than 285 ground-breaking research projects in over 90 hospitals, universities, and research institutions across the UK and overseas. Each new project is carefully reviewed by both medical professionals and a panel of parents. This ensures that we are funding high-quality science as well as investing in those projects most likely to benefit children and families across the UK and beyond. Every child matters – that’s why we support research into any medical condition affecting children’s health, from rare diseases to the most common illnesses.

Xen-Do has always taken an active interest in the London community away from kickboxing and martial arts and I would like to further this.

You can help me raise money for this great cause by donating any amount (even just £1) directly to my fundraising page.

I will keep you all updated on my training in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your support!

Sensei Alex

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