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My MS diagnosis in 2018 interrupted my running training but three years later, I’m still running. Now I’m taking on a challenge to raise some funds for the charity.

Three Years Ago

In the summer of 2018, I was training for the Great North Run and Great Scottish Run and had just added a weekly Parkrun to my routine.  Training was going very well and I was feeling good.  Unexpectedly, I found myself lying in a hospital bed unsure of what was happening and going through a battery of scans and tests.

31 days later I was discharged with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.  Needless to say, my running plans, actually pretty much any plans, were put on hold.

The Challenge

Three years later and I’m still here, still standing, still running.  I am challenging myself to run the Parkrun distance of 5K for every day I was in hospital during diagnosis.  31 days, 31 runs throughout August for a total of 155 kilometres.  It’s going to be a challenge, but after dealing with such a diagnosis, anything is possible. 

I recognise that I am very fortunate that my MS symptoms do not stop me from such a challenge.  This could change one day but whilst I am still able, I want to help the search for a cure.

It’s for a Good Cause

To this end, I am hoping to raise money for the MS Society, as part of their 100K Your Way fundraising campaign.  This encourages everyone to take on a challenge to help raise money for the Society which provides vital support services, campaigns for essential change and keeps vital research moving to find treatments for everyone. 

Every penny I can raise really does take us a step closer to stopping MS and provides hope for the thousands of us who are affected by this unpredictable, sometimes devastating, condition.

You can follow my progress on Twitter where I am @grapplingwithms.  If you would like to sponsor me, please visit my Fundraising page here.  Any and all support is very much appreciated.

See on you on the start line!

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