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April 2021 challenge: 10 days of 10k's

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I ran a 10k 10 days in a row and came away from the experience feeling fit and calm. Fundraising for JCWI in 2021 This is the 4th recap post of my 2021 monthly running challenges. These challenges are part of my fundraiser for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).  Read my blog post on why I'm doing this fundraiser My previous recaps Donate to my JustGiving page Recapping the horrors of UK immigration each month As part of my fundraising efforts, I am also raising awareness about what's happening in the world of UK immigration each month. I want people to understand just how much awfulness happens in 28 to 31 days. My recaps will be over on my Medium site. How the UK immigration system hurts people: April 2021 My 10k runs Day 1: Hermitage My 10k challenge got off to a sunny start going through the Hermitage. I was out early enough for the trails not to be too crowded with people. Braid Burn running through the Hermitage. Just about to exit the pretty bits. Da

March 2021 challenge: Speed work

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After a month of trying out speed work for the first time, the verdict is in: I like it, but I tired myself out. Fundraising for JCWI in 2021 This is the 3rd recap post of my 2021 monthly running challenges. These challenges are part of my fundraiser for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).  Read my blog post on why I'm doing this fundraiser My previous recaps Donate to my JustGiving page Recapping the horrors of UK immigration each month As part of my fundraising efforts, I am also raising awareness about what's happening in the world of UK immigration each month. I want people to understand just how much awfulness happens in 28 to 31 days. My recaps will be over on my Medium site. How the UK immigration system hurts people: March 2021 Why speed work While I have been running for 3 years, in that entire time, I've never done anything to work on my pace or my form. I just run. So in a year of monthly challenges, I thought trying out speed work would be a

February 2021 challenge: #HaveAHeart

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I spent Valentine's Day week running and walking heart shapes on Strava to raise awareness about families separated by UK immigration policies. Fundraising for JCWI in 2021 This is the second recap post of my 2021 monthly running challenges. These challenges are part of my fundraiser for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI).  Read my blog post on why I'm doing this fundraiser My previous recaps Donate to my JustGiving page Recapping the horrors of UK immigration each month As part of my fundraising efforts, I am also raising awareness about what's happening in the world of UK immigration each month. I want people to understand just how much awfulness happens in 28 to 31 days. My recaps will be over on my Medium site. How the UK immigration system hurts people: February 2021 Why #HaveAHeart My fundraising buddy Thia came up with the brilliant idea for the #HaveAHeart challenge. The challenge was a collaboration with Reunite Families UK who support families