Last week, in a moment of utter madness, I decided to enter the Henley 24-hour race, which is taking place on the 8th June this year.
The race itself will involve running a five-mile loop over and over (and over) for 24 hours. I’ll be able to rest and refuel whenever I wish, however whilst I can stop, the clock doesn’t, so the plan is to just keep on going. I’ve set myself a target of at least 13 laps – that’s over 100km.
As anyone who knows me knows, I am a very keen runner. I’ve run six marathons with another coming up this May, but I’ve never attempted a 24-hour race before. Is it even possible? As my brother said to me, it’s hard enough staying awake that long!
As this is such an epic task, I will be doing the Henley 24-hour challenge in support of two fantastic charities.
The first, The Lymphoma Research Trust, is a cause very close to my heart. My Granny sadly passed away from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1997. And then, in 2016 my Mum was also diagnosed with the same disease. Mum recently finished treatment and is, thankfully, in really good health.