Today marks the start of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek (Monday 15th May - Sunday 21st May 2023).
Rather fittingly, Smilinggg celebrates its 8th birthday on Wednesday 17th May.
To top this off, later this week on Saturday 20th May, starting at 8am, I will take my place in the corral in search of God. Participating in Gods Own Backyard Ultra... The Last Person Standing Event in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Tying this altogether, I am launching this Pop-Up Fundraising page (link in bio) to try and raise as much money as I can to support @samaritanscharity during Mental Health Awareness Week and Gods Own Backyard Ultra.
This isn't my first rodeo in the brutal Backyard Format of ultra running. Finishing with the assist at the inaugural God's Own Backyard Ultra in November 2021, I'll be returning this time round to do all I can to go one better.
The task is simple on paper. A last person standing race. Run a 4.167-mile loop every hour. You are eliminated if you fail to complete a loop in an hour. Sadly, it's not run on paper. It's run on a combination of trails and a canal path hour after hour after hour after hour... This will likely go on for 2 days.
Every £1 donated is truly appreciated with every £5 helping to answer a call for help that could save a life.
As always, thank you for reading and supporting the Smilinggg Mission.
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