Following a cycle ride from Wales to Switzerland last year, for which she raised over £1,500 for the MS Trust, Megan Brooks from Yorkshire has now set her eyes on her next fundraising challenge.
Last year was pretty crazy. I bought a really thin bike, lost a lot of sleep, cycled in ice and rain, cried a fair bit, and learnt a whole lot about tough love. But, as a result, 10 months after starting training, I did cycle over 1,000 miles from Wales to Switzerland with two truly awesome people (my brother Ryan and his girlfriend Jen). I never would have thought it possible, but it has taught me that hard work and perseverance really pays off. Even more rewarding was the phenomenal support we received from all of our incredibly generous friends and family.
I’m now temporarily putting aside my clippy shoes and donning my Nikes to do a Forest Gump and try to RUN for a reaaaally long time.
On the 2nd March 2014 I will be running the Anglesey Half Marathon with my brother, Luke! We plan to run the Island Race in under two hours and will be doing so in aid of the MS Trust, which is a very special and important cause to us.
The longest running distance I have achieved up until now is my Race for Life 10K I did in July last year. So I’m aiming for double now! Training has been quite tough. I’ve run in wind and rain, up hills, and through puddles and mud to get prepared for this event. And now I get to run a beautiful route along the coast of Anglesey in North Wales with my brother. All to raise money for the wonderful MS Trust, an inspiring charity that helps so many people and touches so many people’s lives, including our family’s.
This run and the money we raise is a thank you for all the hard work and a contribution towards the continued help and inspiration this charity provides.