Charles Ryan ran the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 9th October raising over £3,000 for the INSPIRE Foundation.
INSPIRE would like to say a huge thank you to Charles and all who supported him. (notice the INSPIRE logo on his shirt….)
Charles’s story…..Much against the advice of my wife and knee doctor, I have decided to have a bash at a half marathon in October. I have entered for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, which I am told is one of the more attractive marathons, if such a thing exists!
I am deep into training and so far the knees are holding firm with a lot of help from bags of Birdseye frozen peas and my wife’s healing hands. Sadly the hamstrings, calf and thigh muscles are also rebelling. But not so much as to stop me.
Now well into my 60th year, I have promised this will be my last long run, not that I think I am going to have much choice in the matter. As such, I have decided to try and raise some money for a charity that has become important to me in recent years.
You can still sponsor Charles online at Just Giving