UPDATE: David will be undertaking the Great North Run again this year for CAAT. By sponsoring him you can help us to challenge the arms trade.
This summer one of our supporters, David Watson, pounded the pavements to raise some funds for a grateful CAAT , this is his story.
This time last year, I had never run more than 5 kilometres at my local park, so it’s fair to say that when I put my name in the ballot for the Great North Run (21 km), I was aiming to stretch my levels of endurance further than ever before. Despite having dodgy knees, I had to believe I could do it.
When I secured my place, I knew I had an ideal opportunity to raise funds for CAAT, but after only a fortnight I was within £150 of my £500 target, so I doubled it to £1000.
The Great North Run is hard because so much of it is uphill, so I decided to do a couple of easier half marathons as part of my training, starting with the Southend Half Marathon in June. A sweltering hot day saw me complete my first halfer with my knees intact in just under two hours. Continue reading “David’s Great North Run”