We're running the Great North Run for CHUF; the Children's Heart Unit Fund. CHUF's mission is to help to children and young people with heart conditions, by providing lifelong support to them and their families. If you’d like to donate, please visit our JustGiving page.
Web developer Christophe Duhaut is currently training for the Great North Run. We caught up with him to find out how the training is going, and why Christophe wanted to get involved.
'I recently did the Great North 10k. It's a good way of figuring out where you're at in your training, and prepare for the Great North Run. I wanted to see how fast I could do a 10k, and I did it in 44 minutes 27 seconds. I wanted to do it within 45 minutes so I was pleased. The faster I go, the faster it's done and the less pain there is in my legs.'
'I did the Great North Run in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014. And then this year, I was approached by someone in the team that said they were going to run for CHUF. It's been a while since I've done the Great North Run and it's a great charity to be running for, so I signed up.'
'I joined the Claremont Road Runners running club, which one of our Directors Tom Tinsley helps out with. It's been really enjoyable because I get to see Tom, who has now retired, and get out running with a group after work. It's a nice thing to do in the evenings. When I see both Adam McCormick and Adam Kuznesof running at six in the morning I think, not a chance.'
'CHUF is a really wonderful charity to support; it makes a huge difference to the North East and it really relies on donations to do the work that it does. The donations fund equipment, aftercare, facilities and further research into the kinds of heart conditions that children and young people can suffer with. It's a really amazing charity and I'm proud to be running for them.'
Transcendit have signed up to Strava, which is an awesome little site that keeps track of our running times, our average speed and gives us a leaderboard of this week’s top runners. At time of writing, Christophe has travelled 88.6km, and ran for a total of 6 hours and 55 minutes - awarding him second place on our leaderboard. To keep up to date on how Christophe is doing, track his progress on Strava.
If you’d like to help children and young people with heart conditions, donate using our JustGiving page. Any and all donations help, and are much appreciated.
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