"You don’t need calves of steel or lungs of iron to run a marathon," is the message from the British Heart Foundation as the charity launches new fundraiser My Marathon.The challenge is asking people across the UK to take on the 26.2 miles in their own time, at their own pace this May.
With MyMarathon, you can complete the challenge in your own time, whether it’s over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. Run to work every morning, jog during your lunchbreak or run laps around the park in the evening; you decide the place and you decide the pace.
Every pound raised from MyMarathon will help the BHF fulfil its ambition to fund half a billion pounds of new research in the next five years, to revolutionise and accelerate the fight against heart disease.
Amanda Bringans from BHF said: “Heart disease is heartless. It can affect anyone at any age, but it’s only through research that we can help save more lives.
“Running a marathon is no easy feat, but with the MyMarathon challenge you decide the place and the pace, so now everyone can go the distance this May! It’s a great way to get active, have fun and help support our vital work.”
To find out more or to sign up for free to MyMarathon visit the BHF website.