Nottingham based triathlete and runner, Brendon Birch from Absolute Triathlon Club, has set himself a challenge of running 3,000km in the 365 days of 2013, completing a minimum distance of 5km every day for the Karen Green Foundation.
The Karen Green Foundation is a Nottingham based charity working to raise funds for organisations and individuals researching, treating and fighting leukaemia and cancers of the blood. Brendon has been inspired by fellow triathlete and club member, Mick Green, who set up the charity earlier this year in memory of his wife Karen who bravely lost her battle to Leukaemia in July 2011.
Brendon commented “Mick is an inspiration to us all and I’m not the first to say how amazing it is to see how he has managed to turn a heart breaking situation, which would have destroyed most and turned it into the most amazing foundation.
"When you look at those suffering from leukaemia and cancers of the blood I count myself very lucky to be fit, healthy and able to contribute to this wonderful foundation.
“I wanted to support the charity and I felt that with the event spanning the whole year I will be able to raise significant funds as well as help raise the profile of the foundation, and hopefully improve my running technique,” continues Brendon.
Brendon will be running a total of 3000km over a period of 365 days starting January 1st 2013, completing a minimum of 5km per run per day. He will be completing this within Nottingham with runs taking place mainly around the Sawley, Long Eaton, Wollaton, Bestwood and Arnold areas.
You can follow Brendon's progress via his blog at http://365days3000km.wordpress.com/ and on twitter at #365days3000km @lehorse1 and any donations can be made via http://www.justgiving.com/Brendon-Birch1 or text BREN76 £amount to 70070.