Outer Hebridean Run

April 29, 2010

I have created this blog so people can keep up-to-date with my progress on my Six-in-Six adventure in the Outer Hebrides. Running more than a marathon-a-day for six days,

I’ll be running from Vatersay (south of Barra) to the Butt of Lewis (at the very north tip of Lewis)

starting on May 26.

This is an adventure I have planned myself; it’s not an official event. There will only be me running on roads, trails and through hills, with Neil, my brother – acting as support crew/first aider/official photographer – on his bike.

Why?

Firstly, to raise awareness to the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (scotblood.co.uk) and urge people to donate blood. Jen, Neil’s wife, would not be here today – after she suffered a postpartum haemorrhage (a life-threatening loss of blood) – if it were not for the SNBTS.

Secondly, I would like to raise money for HEART UK (heartuk.org.uk). HEART UK aim to prevent premature deaths caused by high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Some families have a particular type of inherited high cholesterol. This is called ′familial hypercholesterolaemia′ (FH). It’s not caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, but is passed from generation to generation through a ′faulty gene′. In 2002 I discovered I had FH.

So, please donate money to HEART UK and, because the SNBTS is not a charity – please donate blood instead.

You can sponsor me here: http://www.justgiving.com/moxey

Many thanks,

Mox

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