Hi, I’m Si. Having spent the majority of my 20’s not doing much exercise at all, MTB became a big factor and motivation for me to get moving again. I spent about 2 years getting to grips with the sport and gaining fitness at the same time. Then approximately 18 months ago (June 2016), a friend of mine was doing a running challenge of 100 individual runs to the top of Brownwardle Hill in Whitworth, and was asking people to join him, for support and fundraising. I bit the bullet… And couldn’t walk for the next 3 days! I decided to keep up with his Saturday morning outing, throwing in a few commute runs, and just gradually built up fitness, and a love again for running. From my love of MTB, I generally kept to fell running, and in April 2017 completed my first ever marathon. Also over fells with an elevation gain of 3600ft! A bit of injury and a career change in July 2017 had me lose a lot of the fitness I’d gained, and I lost the routine on running regularly. Which brings me to my challenge for 2018. As of New Year’s day, I have committed to running 3650km before 31st December 2018, which is an average of 10k per day. This is the equivalent of running from Manchester to Beirut! I am raising funds for a charity that is very close to me via a JustGiving page, but I’m also collecting funds from people that join me for a run.