Above: Race start Copyright Bournemouth Marathon Festival
Following our appeal for volunteers to get their trainers on and run for wildlife we have rallied five joggers ready and set to go. We’ve been catching up with them to find out how the training is going.
Two runners, Matt and Steve, are going all the way and running a full marathon at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival in October to raise money for Dorset Wildlife Trust(DWT).
Despite injuries Steve, Head of Human Resources at DWT said training is going well, and even shared some of his top tips for budding runners:
“No matter how small the distance you run, or how bad the run goes it’s still a run and it’s miles in the bank so to speak, so just get out there and plod. I thoroughly recommend going along to a local park run and joining in with the crowd.”
Click here to sponsor Steve.
Matt is really passionate about wildlife, and is planning to raise £600 for the DWT because
“We are extremely lucky to live in such a diverse and amazing part of the world and we should really do everything we can to look after it”
Click here to visit Matt’s fundraising page.
Our 10k Champions
Jane and Errin, who both work at DWT, have both been busy training for the 10k in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival; between them they are hoping to raise at least £250 for DWT. The training seems to be going well, but they admit it’s not easy!
Jane said “I've managed to get to about 5k so far, it's hard work as I haven't really run for a few years - so 10k is going to be a real challenge!”
Errin has found a great spot for running: “I love to run in Wareham Forest. There are miles of paths without the worry of cars, very quiet and beautiful.”
To sponsor Jane in her run click here. You can sponsor Errin by visiting here Just Giving page here.
Colin is going to be taking part in the Studland Stampede, and loves running in the countryside, but can’t pick a favourite spot:
“Dorset is a wonderful part of the world for running. With incredible coastal paths, secluded woods, open heath land and picturesque villages surrounded by green countryside, it's hard to choose any particular spot. I have been running around Winfrith Heath and Wareham Forest a lot recently, and these spots are definitely up there!”
You can support Colin at www.justgiving.com/colinjmiller
To find out how you can get involved with fundraising for the Dorset Wildlife Trust click here.