Bart K.
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Bart K.
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15 Apr 2016

Why am I challenging myself on torturous 26 mile run

Hi guys,

 

My name is Bart and this year I'm running the Yorkshire Marathon for Bloodwise. Many might ask why am I challenging myself on a torturous run of 26 miles. The answer is simple, the pain and fatigue I might feel during and after the race doesn't compare to struggle of people suffering from cancer.  Having lost so many of people close to me thought me a lesson that we should be grateful for what we have and cherish every moment of our lives. It also thought me that we should try to make a difference instead of feeling sorry for others. My beloved coach who died of ovaria csncer at the age of only 45 years managed to infect me with her optimism and care for others. I have lost members of my family to cancer: my grandad died to pancreatic cancer, my great grandma died to breast cancer, my great grandad died to colon cancer. The list might go on and on. The trigger to run that 26 miles though was a latest diagnosis of a BLOOD cancer of my beloved nan. Thankfully early discovery and a right treatment managed to stop the cancer and it looks like for now it backed off (although she's still having a chemo). So I believe that if we can do something that can help others, for a moment we should stop being egocentric and try to make a difference.

So this year I'm making a difference. I'm standing up for cancer and I help to beat that vicious disease!! I hope to get all of your support and motivation as together we can make that difference to so many lives out there. 

 

 

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