31 days of running raises over £500

Adrian Kowal took part in the Ronhill run every day challenge during the month of October. Here’s what he had to say about the event…

Having seen a post about the Ronhill run every day challenge from 1st to the 31st October, I felt inspired to set myself a challenge to run a minimum of 5k every day during the month of October, and I have to say it was more of a challenge than I had expected!

The first couple of days were fine and I was determined, but after the first week my knees were aching and the thought of carrying on was painful. However, there was no way that I was going to stop. Instead, I did a little research and bought some ‘joint supporting’ running tights which seemed to really make a big difference.

Although running every day was tough I actually enjoyed it, some days. Making the time to run was the biggest challenge, because on week days I had to run late at night after the kids were tucked up in bed, and at that point it’s all to easy to just sit down. I was extremely lucky with the weather in that I only had to run in the rain a couple of times, and mostly in the light.

In the end I completed everyday and even managed a 10k on the 31st just to make sure. Thanks to some very generous people I raised a total of £515.00.

A big thank you to my wife, Vickey, for being so supportive during this challenge, and to everyone who donated to this very worthwhile cause.