Partnership with Racecheck - 10 Oct 2018
You may have spotted our virtual #PaceYourRace challenge on the races page, but not know the story behind why we have teamed up with RaceCheck.
We have teamed up with our friends at Racecheck to launch the 'Pace your Race' challenge for Macmillan Cancer care.
The challenge is simple, choose either 5km, 10km, 10miles, 21km or 42km (you don’t need to inform us of which) then try and keep each mile/km as even paced as you can, just like a pacer would. This challenge will be launched at the Manchester Half on the 14th October and you have until the end of November to complete your chosen distance.
This challenge has been launched after a member of the #visorclub Garry was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
Garry is a wonderful guy, a great runner and a fantastic pacer. Unfortunately he was recently diagnosed with cancer which he is fighting with the help of his wonderful wife Rose and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Please find a lovely note written by Rose explaining what has happened to Garry and how grateful they are of your support:
' I’ve never been more proud of my darling husband Garry showing so much bravery after being diagnosed with High Grade Non Hodgkins Lymphoma blood cancer.
After pacing half marathons and a marathon early this year Garry fell ill. After multiple blood tests, X-rays and scans our world fell apart on the 16th May when he was diagnosed with blood cancer. His first chemotherapy treatment called R-chop never worked and Garry asked we bring our wedding forward. They released Garry from hospital for our wedding and we had a very emotional 20 minute ceremony, Garry was very ill and was so very brave to get through the ceremony and photos. Garry is now receiving RGPD which is a more aggressive treatment given to him at both Milton Keynes and Oxford hospitals.
Garry has fort through some really difficult times and has a long way to go but together through our love for each other, Garry's bravery, our positivity and great friends and family, we will beat this.
All the staff at Macmillan have been amazing with treating Garry and being helpful with all queries you may have whether it be information about treatment, drugs or financial. They work so hard and it would be lovely to give something back to them.
Garry and I would like to thank Racecheck, visorclub and visorfam for volunteering to organise the virtual race to raise money for Macmillan for all that they have done for Garry and do for every cancer patient. '
The running community are raising money to help Macmillan with the amazing work they do not just with Garry but with every cancer patient in the UK. We will also be organising a virtual race also raising money for this cause and selling cakes and lucky stars at Run Reigate in September and the Goodwood festival in October.
If you would like to donate further to help us reach our target you can visit the just giving page here:
100% of the profits from this race will be donated to Macmillan.
Thank you for your support.