Put Sunday September 22 in your diaries. That’s when the 26Miles4MND marathon relay team will be running the Hull Marathon to raise publicity and funds for the MND Association.
Here are some snaps of them suffering a bit in training –
Cristian Barnett in training
You may remember that Cristian damaged his knee just weeks away from taking part in the Tallinn Marathon last year. Determined to complete a marathon, we press ganged some friends and partners into creating a relay team to run in this years Hull marathon (a bit closer to home this time!). As well as Cristian Barnett, they are Richard Brown, Dean Collins and Cristian’s partner Jackie Swanson.
They’ll each be running slightly different lengths from 5 miles to just over 10.
Why not let their pain be the MND Association’s gain by considering a donation on our just giving page justgiving.com/26miles4mnd.
Thanks so much to everyone who has already donated.
Watch this space and the 26Miles4MND instagram feed for news of the soon to be published book.
26 Miles is being turned into a book! We will be including the original 26 plus more people who’s lives have been affected by MND.
There will be some true luminaries including the pioneering robotics scientist Dr Peter Scott-Morgan who intends to use technology to “thrive” with MND. We visited him on Tuesday. An absolutely incredible man –
This project started as a quirky idea between a couple of friends. One of them, whose name is Miles, had recently been diagnosed with a type of MND.
We decided to find 26 people who’s lives had been touched by motor neurone disease. We’d interview and photograph them, then publish the pictures and edited interviews on Instagram one at a time over 26 days leading up to Cristian running the Tallinn marathon – yes a 26(.219) mile run. To truly live up to the name “26 Miles”, Miles appeared in each of the 26 photos too!
Here we are just after the idea was hatched back in 2015 –
We wanted to raise awareness about motor neurone disease and some money for the MND Association.
Now we are making 26 Miles 4 MND into a book that will be published next year during the 40th anniversary of the MND Association. It will include the original 26 photos plus several more people who are luminaries in the world of MND. In fact we’re just back from Torquay where we photographed a game-changing MND trailblazer. More about that on here soon.