"Having never run more than 5k in my life, it's safe to say I was somewhat anxious about running 10km!

I spent around a month preparing for the run by putting in a few shifts on the treadmill and braving the increasingly bitter cold of November to heave myself around the park. Previously I had been watching people do this with a mix of admiration and bewilderment. Monitoring my time and seeing myself improve was really satisfying.

It was a great feeling completing the 10km and I'd thoroughly recommend anyone to give it a go, no matter your fitness level. It was an honour to be able to raise some money for HOPE not hate; an organisation who I believe do unique and essential work in researching and countering the insidious rise of bigotry and fascism."

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