The Running / Cycling Challenge for Charity

I’m not normally one who’d abuse my contact list or business social channels for non-business benefits, but hopefully by the time you read this you’ll not be to offended that I’m doing it just now.

Up until a couple of years ago I was not a runner. Probably fair to say that I’m still not really any sort of athlete, despite gradually increasing the races I take part in each year.

I started off 2 years ago running the Mens Health 10k and the Paisley 10k, followed up last year by re-running the Mens Health 10k and taking part in the Glasgow Half Marathon. I also managed to lose almost 2st in weight last year to allow myself more confidence to take part in several more events this year.

The result: I’ve now found myself signed up this year to take part in 7 different events covering over 90 miles (almost 150k).

The events begin in May when I’ll be starting a series of five 10k races (1 per week for 5 weeks), followed in September (over 2 consecutive Sundays) with the Glasgow Half Marathon and a 50 mile cycle between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

This might not seem a lot to the highly athletic amongst you, but believe me, it’s a lot for me!

This is all being done to raise money for SNAC – The Scottish Network for Arthritis in Children. A condition which my 7yr old niece has already been diagnosed.

Would you like to sponsor me?

I’ve been raising money now since back in February and, with a combination of online and offline donations, I’ve so far raised just over £1,500 (at time of writing) despite an initial target of just £500. The target has been increased to £2k, which I’m hopeful I can achieve.

If anyone would like to sponsor me, it would be greatly appreciated. Probably the best method of sponsorship is online via my Just Giving Page, you can find me there as Brian Tait.

If anyone does go on and sponsor me, then a HUGE thank you to you!

Thanks for taking the time to read 🙂

Brian (


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