Up and Running’s Jonathan Midwood has decided to put his first running foot forward this new year to tackle the Humber Bridge Half Marathon. Jonathan, who has named his challenge - rather self-deprecatingly - ‘Fat bloke gets fit’, is raising money for Yorkshire Cancer Research as part of their Life Choices Life Changes campaign.
The event will be the first for over 12 years for Jonathan: his last competitive outing was the Great North Run in 2002, or when he was about a stone and a half lighter than today. Now 43, the Up and Running marketing manager has committed to the popular Humber Half, organised for Sunday 28 June.
Jonathan commented: “I need/want to be fitter than I am at the moment and I want to be healthier in mind and body than I have been for a few years. This is one way to achieve that and setting a goal and pushing it will mean that I can’t get out of it.”
On running for Yorkshire Cancer Research, he added: “YCR do amazing work both in White Paper research (Tamoxifen) as well as supporting people suffering from the effects of cancer.”
Jonathan aims to raise £500; you can donate here.