It’s too late now! I’ve been accepted. Why do I set myself up for these things? Am I crazy!!! My father jokes "Kristian, you really do like pain don't you" it’s not the pain but rather the challenge, and yes, I will go through pain to get to the end.
My Ethiopian journey started January 5th 2014. I'm spending 5 months running eating and living with Ethiopia’s elite runners.
The greatest ultra marathon on earth The Comrades Ultra Marathon, Durban, South Africa will be the final part of this journey. Watch the video to learn about the race as I try to finish in the top 1% of the world’s fastest runners.
I shall be running this in memory of my grandmother Irene Mullan, who had the later part of her life taken from her by Alzheimers. I loved her dearly and it was hard for everyone to watch her go through this process. This is the reason I have chosen this charity.
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As you know, when I leave Ethiopia where I have been training for the last 6 months, I will be flying out to south Africa to run the comrade ultra marathon, to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.
My aim was for 100% of all monies raised to go directly to the charity. Race expenses (travel, entry, accommodation and medical support), have accumulated more than expected. So far all charity races I have raised money for have been self funded...
To continue this work, fundraising and raising awareness for Alzheimers research, I have a remaining 2200.00.sterling to raise to support the challenge, and kindly ask that you can dig a little deeper to help support me in my charity quest.
If you are able to help me with this then please click the donate button below.
Thank you for your continued support... your personal support and help, with raising awareness for this terrible disease really does give me strength when running.
No one affected by dementia will ever be just a statistic. But the facts and figures about the impact of Alzheimer’s and other dementias make sobering reading.
Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK. 25 million of the UK population have a close friend or family member with dementia. As well as the huge personal cost, dementia costs the UK economy £23 billion a year, more than cancer and heart disease combined. Despite these figures, dementia research is desperately underfunded.