Running, Taekwondo, Ghana

Earlier this year I decided to once again to run the Bristol Half Marathon, and to motivate myself I signed up for the Bristol 10k which I recently completed with a moderately disappointing time of 1 hour 2 minutes. But I finished it and I was only just over an hour, but for the half I’d like to break my current personal best of 1 hour and 51 minutes (which I got thanks to Pros).

In January of this year I joined the Clifton and Henleaze P.U.M.A Taekwon-do club, and have got very in to martial arts again. In fact my brother Dave has also joined in, which has done so much for my motivation… we both got credits in our first grading and we’ve both learnt the next belts patterns early… but I can’t let him get ahead of me.

Anyway, the Taekwon-do club that I train with sponsor a community in Ghana and are helping to raise funds to build a school building to act as a community centre for education and also martial arts training. Some of the senior members of the school also go out and teach Taekwon-do to the community.

So what I’d like to ask all my lovely friends and family, is to sponsor me in support of the Taekwon-do schools Ghana fund. All year long the school put on various sponsorship events to help the community out in Ghana, so I figured I should pull my weight and help out to.

There are 13 members of the club running at the moment, including my instructor Miss Reeve and a variety of other hard core senior grades who are all tall and mega fit… so it’s going to be a challenge to keep up with them…

You can get more info on the cause here:

So if anyone would like to sponsor me, please get in touch. All the money raised will go directly to the community, I’ve paid my entry to the race, and I’ll probably put some money into the cause myself as well anyway.

The Bristol Half Marathon is 21km, about 13.1 miles, it’s a fairly flat half marathon that runs up the Avon Gorge, under the suspension bridge and back again, then twists through the city centre a bit :

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