So after 170 training sessions totalling 318 hours, covering a combined distance of 6,159km (3,827 miles) across the three disciplines, which has spanned 145 days, all that remains is The Smileathlon 2018 Challenge.
The best statistic I have for you has nothing to do with swim, bike and run; as of writing we have raised £3,605.00 for Mind and Samaritans charities. The total plus Gift Aid is £4,267.50. This represents 60% towards our target of £5,965.00. If you’ve watched my most recent video, you’ll fully appreciate the significance of the fundraising target.
Tomorrow also marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. A huge element of my Smilinggg mission is to progress the conversation surrounding mental health, and I hope this Smileathlon journey has gone someway in doing this also.
Before I sign off I’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported The Challenge so far. It means such a huge amount to me, and when the going gets tough, your generosity will keep me pushing on.
The Smileathlon Fundraising Page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Smileathlon2018
I’ll do my best to keep you updated with progress as the week unfolds.
Steps + Smiles
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