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

I'll be running from Vatersay, which is south of Barra to the Butt of Lewis in the north

One Response to “About my run”

  1. Steve said

    Hey Mox – how’s it going after day 1 you mad bastard!!
    I just did the Jersey half marathon and that was hard enough in the heat.
    Keep me posted – hope you’re wearing a kilt around the Trossachs!
    ps. do you swim the bits you can’t run?

    Steve.

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